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Cocle Macaracas Polychrome Dish w/ Abstract Zoomorph

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Pre-Columbian, Central America, Panama, Gran Cocle, Macaracas type, ca. 800 to 1000 CE. A hand-built pottery pedestal dish known as a fruitera with 4 arrow-shaped slits carved into the top of the stem. Within the circular basin is an abstract zoomorphic creature, its surfaces covered in and emanating spiked barbs, that exhibits a saurean-type head and enormous claws on each of its thick limbs. Size: 10.5" Diameter x 6.875" H (26.7 cm x 17.5 cm)

Provenance: private Ferndale, Michigan, USA collection; ex-private Detroit, Michigan, USA collection, acquired prior to 2004

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#182596
Condition Report: Professionally repaired and restored from many pieces, with resurfacing and overpainting along new material and break lines. Abrasions and craquelure, with light fading to original pigment in scattered areas, otherwise in good condition. Nice preservation to original zoomorph motif within basin.

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Pre-Columbian, Central America, Panama, Gran Cocle, Macaracas type, ca. 800 to 1000 CE. A hand-built pottery pedestal dish known as a fruitera with 4 arrow-shaped slits carved into the top of the stem. Within the circular basin is an abstract zoomorphic creature, its surfaces covered in and emanating spiked barbs, that exhibits a saurean-type head and enormous claws on each of its thick limbs. Size: 10.5" Diameter x 6.875" H (26.7 cm x 17.5 cm)

Provenance: private Ferndale, Michigan, USA collection; ex-private Detroit, Michigan, USA collection, acquired prior to 2004

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#182596
Condition Report: Professionally repaired and restored from many pieces, with resurfacing and overpainting along new material and break lines. Abrasions and craquelure, with light fading to original pigment in scattered areas, otherwise in good condition. Nice preservation to original zoomorph motif within basin.

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