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Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories & Costa Rica, ca. 200 CE to 1200 CE. A wonderful collection of six terracotta vessels from both the Mayan Territories of Mexico and Central America as well as Costa Rica. Two small ollas with round but stable bases, wide shoulders, and flared rims, one displaying an incised crosshatch designs. Next, a larger russet-hued olla has a rounded base, broad sides, and a flared rim with a notched design. A polychrome pottery dish which has a wide base with a red "X" design on bottom, short walls with pseudo-glyph designs, and a shallow bowl cavity. Fifth, a brown-hued bowl with a round but stable base, highly-burnished surface, and a deep bowl cavity. Lastly, a red-slip terracotta monkey jug with a stable base, bulbous body with stylized arms, an attached handle, and a wide neck with a finely-detailed fanged monkey face. A lovely and ancient collection for any pottery aficionado! Size of largest: 6.75" L x 6.5" W x 10" H (17.1 cm x 16.5 cm x 25.4 cm).

Provenance: ex-Historia Antiques, Santa Monica, California, USA, ex-James Caswell collection

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All items have surface wear, minor losses, and fading/loss to pigments and details. Monkey vessel has been repaired from several pieces, but zoomorphic details are visible.

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Lot of 6 Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessels

Estimate $400 - $600Sep 25, 2017