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Lot 0145E
Pre-Columbian, Central America, Panama, Gran Cocle culture, ca. 800 to 1200 CE. A hand-built pottery bowl with a flat base, gradually-expanding walls, a shallow basin, and a rolled rim. The surfaces of the interior and exterior are covered in an russet-hued slip, and several panels are outlined in black. The interior of the bowl displays a quartet of abstract beasts with mounded bodies, sinuous tails, and gaping mouths, and a the circular basin displays an intricate crab against a cream ground. Size: 7.55" Diameter x 2" H (19.2 cm x 5.1 cm).

Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s

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Bowl repaired from multiple pieces with resurfacing and overpainting along break lines. Minor nicks to rim, base, and walls, with fading to some areas of pigmentation, and light abrasions. Nice earthen deposits and craquelure throughout.

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Panamanian Cocle Polychrome Bowl w/ Crab & Beasts

Estimate $800 - $1,200Dec 6, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA