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A Pataky polychrome earthenware pedestal foot jar

A Pataky polychrome earthenware pedestal foot jar

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre 1492: Item # 1267681

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This pyriform vessel is a monumental example from the late period Pataky polychrome ceramic tradition (CE 1200-1550), created in what is, today, the Guanacaste-Nicoya Zone of Costa Rica. Hand-formed from a reddish clay with a heavy temper, the hollow pedestal foot contains a clay ball rattle whose growl-like sound is heard through several openings that functioned also as vent holes during firing. Painted bands of glyph-like elements represent jaguars and other tropical flora and fauna in an abstract and inventive manner. Several ancient foot/rim losses and abrasions, and general fading and wear to the polychrome painted surface, but vessel is intact and without any restoration, whatsoever. Stands 11 1/8" H x 7"Diam. Provenance: private collection, Massachusetts, since 1980's.