Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba

Nicoya Portrait Jar

Nicoya Portrait Jar


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1347436

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 $200.00 
A lovely Nicoya portrait jar from Costa Rica, ca. 750 – 1250 AD. It is 3-1/4” in diameter and depicts an individual adorned with ear ornaments and facial décor. The upper section of the chamber is decorated with various geometric designs, most likely representing a ceremonial headdress. The large eyes indicate the portrayal of an individual in a state of drug induced trance. Strong paint, good mineral deposits and calcified root marks.