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Lot 0237
A marvelous Nicoya zoomorphic effigy drum from Costa Rica, ca. AD 800 - 1200. This Mora Polychrome - Guabal Variety type is executed in the form of a peccary. It is 13-1/2 in long and is decorated in beautiful detail. The face is highly expressive and absolutely adorable. In excellent condition, great paint, strong dendrites. The drum head is of course long gone, as organic materials do not survive in the wet burial conditions of the Nicoya Peninsula. Rare type. Ex Orlando estate.


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Marvelous Nicoya zoomorphic effigy drum from Costa Rica

Estimate $2,000 - $2,500Mar 26, 2017