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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