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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