DATES: Ca. 800 - 1200 A. D.
SIZE: 7 3/4" in diameter by 7 3/4" in height
DESCRIPTION: A fantastically ornamented high pedestal fruitera with design elements decorating not only the upper plate but the pedestal and underside of the plate as well. The pedestal has a complex web of wide black lines complimented by ornate half and full triangles. The underside of the piece has four stylized black avian creatures. The upper surface of the plate has a fantastical swirling complex creature with large round eyes and finely detailed elements within the body as well as a wide fanged elongated mouth. The colors are black, rich purple, and burnt orange. This fruitera represents the ultimate in Cocle elegance and beauty. The upper plate has been professionally reassembled from several large fragments with the crack lines filled over. PROVENANCE: The Lands Beyond Gallery