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AN EXCEPTIONAL POLYCHROME SHARK FRUITERA FROM PANAMA

AN EXCEPTIONAL POLYCHROME SHARK FRUITERA FROM PANAMA


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre 1492: Item # 1328212

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CULTURE: Cocle ORIGIN: Panama AGE: Veraguas Cultural period...Ca. 600 - 1200 A.D. SIZE: 8" in diameter by 2 3/4" in height DESCRIPTION: A fantastical intact polychrome Cocle fruitera depicting a single figure of a stylized shark. The sinuous body wraps around the upper plate and stares directly out with a whimsical stare. The piece sits on a short round pedestal base. A fine example of ancient artistry. PROVENANCE: Former Dr. Glen E. Murphy collection via inheritance.