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Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, ca. 1100 to 1500 CE. A petite zoomorphic pottery bowl with a shallow dish, three conical legs, and an amusing primate head which projects outwards from one side. Each leg has an accompanying handle, two of which are the monkey's arms, and a sinuous tail doubles as the third handle. Highly-burnished and colored in red-orange slip, this is an adorable example from ancient Costa Rica! Size: 3" H (7.6 cm).

Provenance: private Tacoma, Washington, USA collection

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#131572

Condition

Vessel repaired from several pieces with some restoration and overpainting along break lines. All three legs restored using new material. Expected age-commensurate surface wear, small chips to rim of bowl and legs, with fading to pigmentation, otherwise very good.

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Cute Costa Rican Pottery Monkey Tripod Bowl

Estimate $250 - $350Mar 26, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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