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Large Costa Rican Brownware Pottery Spider-Legged Jar

Lot 0148A
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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Repairs to rim (with some repainting) and legs, one possibly reattached. Expected surface wear with a few nicks and abrasions commensurate with age.

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Large Costa Rican Brownware Pottery Spider-Legged Jar

Estimate $800 - $1,200Mar 2, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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