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Lot 0056B
Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, Nicoya-Guanacaste region, ca. 1000 to 1500 CE. An intriguing janus-headed bichrome pottery vessel finished in a cream slip with black painted details. The piece is comprised of two canine heads - one with 'closed' coffee bean shaped eyes, the other with wide open round eyes - both with alert ears and toothy muzzles - sharing a body with a long, ovoid opening for storage or serving, standing upon four legs that are perforated and likely once held rattles. A wonderful and unusual example from the ancients of Costa Rica. Size: 9.5" W x 5.625" H (24.1 cm x 14.3 cm)

Provenance: private Illinois, USA collection

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#127281

Condition

One leg reattached. One nearby section of 'back' reattached. Normal surface wear with abraded areas commensurate with age. Earthen and mineral deposits on the surface as well.

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$350.00

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  • 24.5%

Costa Rican Pottery Double Headed Vessel

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