Pre-Columbian, Central America, Costa Rica, Atlantic Watershed, ca. 300 to 700 CE. A tripod, spider-legged terracotta vessel or chocolate pot, presenting an elegant, round-bottomed body supported by three long, pierced legs in the form of multiple-headed saurian/zoomorphic creatures; their openwork forms would have contained rattles to create a percussive sound. This style of jar is sometimes referred to as a “cocoa cup” as it may have been used to hold the traditional drink. Size: 14.625" H (37.1 cm)
Provenance: Ex-private E. Vaught Collection, Atlanta, GA
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