Pre-Columbian Costa Rican Two Spout Vessel
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1148366
Athens, GA 30605
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An interesting two-spouted vessel from Pre-Columbian Costa Rica, circa 800 – 1500 A.D. This example measures approximately 4 1/2” wide (widest points) by about 3 3/4” tall. It exhibits a rich red surface, twin spouts on top, and two zoomorphic adornos on opposing sides.
Pre-Columbian two-spouted vessels are believed to be associated with “marriage” ceremonies. It is also curious that the vessel exhibits such a realistic heart-like form.
Condition: Intact with no repair or restoration. Minor, stable spider-like stress lines on one side of the base. Otherwise, minor abrasions, chips, weathering and wear overall. Mineral deposits remain, and there is an old archaeological/museum type collection number in black ink on the base.
Provenance: Former Indiana, USA collection.