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Rare Muisca Bichrome Pottery Frog Bowl

Lot 0071C Details

Description
Pre-Columbian, South America, Colombia, Tuza Class, ca. 800 to 1500 CE. A handbuilt pottery bowl on a pedestal ring base, with a red pigment design on cream ground, the interior presenting a banded cross pattern; the exterior with a fine vertical linear pattern. A pair of petite applied frogs adornopposite sides of the rim. In the Pre-Columbian world, frogs were associated with rain, the sustenance that it ensures, and by extension fertility. Muisca artifacts are quite rare, and this example boasts a gorgeous aesthetic and strong iconographic elements. Size: 4.75" W x 2.625" H (12.1 cm x 6.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private New York collection

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#113995
Condition
Small nick to foot else choice. Excellent deposits and surface abrasions due to age.
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Rare Muisca Bichrome Pottery Frog Bowl

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$400
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$600
Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price
$200
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0071C: Rare Muisca Bichrome Pottery Frog Bowl

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$200
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Est.
$400
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$600
Starting Price
$200
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 22.5%

Lot 0071C Details

Description
...
Pre-Columbian, South America, Colombia, Tuza Class, ca. 800 to 1500 CE. A handbuilt pottery bowl on a pedestal ring base, with a red pigment design on cream ground, the interior presenting a banded cross pattern; the exterior with a fine vertical linear pattern. A pair of petite applied frogs adornopposite sides of the rim. In the Pre-Columbian world, frogs were associated with rain, the sustenance that it ensures, and by extension fertility. Muisca artifacts are quite rare, and this example boasts a gorgeous aesthetic and strong iconographic elements. Size: 4.75" W x 2.625" H (12.1 cm x 6.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private New York collection

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 and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#113995
Condition
...
Small nick to foot else choice. Excellent deposits and surface abrasions due to age.

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