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Lot 0117
**Originally Listed At $200**

Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, Guanacaste / Nicoya region, ca. 200 to 600 CE. Carved from a stone of sage green hues, an anthropomorphic/avian axe god, the lower section a nice celt form, the upper section representing a visage (perhaps human) wearing a bird headdress representing a perky bird denizen of the Costa Rican rainforest with a delineated beak and crest. In the Pre-Columbian World, birds were regarded as animals of the celestial realm that served as messengers between humankind and their deities. Laterally drilled behind the beak for suspension or attachment. Size: 4" H (10.2 cm)

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection

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#130074

Condition

Generally excellent. Wonderful root marks and white caliche deposits cover the surface.

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Costa Rican Guanagaste / Nicoya Stone Idol

Estimate $250 - $375Jul 30, 2018