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Large Costa Rican Polychrome Pottery Vessel

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Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, ca. 500 to 1000 CE. Large and very expressive polychrome decorated pottery jar in the form of a stylized head. Sitting on pedestal base, it is painted with black and orange on a cream ground. Relief nose, ears and mouth, large round slightly recessed eyes. Size: 8" W x 11.625" H (20.3 cm x 29.5 cm)

Provenance: ex-Arte Primitivo, Fine Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art #111, September 22, 2023, lot 223; ex-private Indiana, USA collection, acquired from Arte Primitivo; ex-private New York City, New York, USA collection, from the 1950s - 1980s

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.

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Condition Report: Base repaired from about 6 pieces, inside still encrusted with earthen deposits. Paint still quite vivid!

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Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, ca. 500 to 1000 CE. Large and very expressive polychrome decorated pottery jar in the form of a stylized head. Sitting on pedestal base, it is painted with black and orange on a cream ground. Relief nose, ears and mouth, large round slightly recessed eyes. Size: 8" W x 11.625" H (20.3 cm x 29.5 cm)

Provenance: ex-Arte Primitivo, Fine Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art #111, September 22, 2023, lot 223; ex-private Indiana, USA collection, acquired from Arte Primitivo; ex-private New York City, New York, USA collection, from the 1950s - 1980s

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.

#182267
Condition Report: Base repaired from about 6 pieces, inside still encrusted with earthen deposits. Paint still quite vivid!

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