Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, ca. 500 to 1500 CE. A wonderful pottery bowl with a trio of hollow, conical legs which support a shallow, flared-rim bowl. Protruding from the front of the bowl is a central anthropomorphic face with two upturned arms holding the rim of the vessel. Each leg contains a small rattle ball which still emits sound when jostled. The exterior of the dish displays a finely-incised decorative register of linear, curvilinear, and zigzag motifs, and the vessel itself exhibits slip-painted hues of russet, espresso, and toffee. Size: 9" W x 3.5" H (22.9 cm x 8.9 cm).
Provenance: private Tacoma, Washington, USA collection
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