Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba

Nicoya Portrait Bowl

Nicoya Portrait Bowl

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1359281

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A rare Nicoya Janus-form portrait bowl from Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, ca. 1200 – 1500 AD. It is 4-3/4” in diameter and is decorated with a pair of sculpted human faces adorned with ear ornaments and connected with design elements characteristic of the style. Good paint and mineral deposits.

Cf. "Between Continent - Between Seas", page 56.