Description
ZOOMORPHIC VASE REPRESENTING A BIRD
Guanacaste culture, Nicoya region, Costa Rica-Nicaragua border
PERIOD VI, 1200-1400 AD.
H. 25 cm - D. 20 cm
Polychrome ceramics on creamy white slip
Vase mounted on an ovoid pedestal decorated with an animal head.
Round neck slightly flared upwards supporting a beautiful decoration.
painted with repetitive geometric patterns. The base of the container serves as a
bell, also decorated in several registers with a frieze of motifs
ornamental geometrics.
Visible accidents, missing parts, surface wear.
Origin :
- Alfred Stendhal Gallery, Los Angeles, 1960s-1970s.
- Franco Monti Collection, 1960-1970s
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ZOOMORPHIC VASE REPRESENTING A BIRD
Guanacaste culture, Nicoya region, Costa Rica-Nicaragua border
PERIOD VI, 1200-1400 AD.
H. 25 cm - D. 20 cm
Polychrome ceramics on creamy white slip
Vase mounted on an ovoid pedestal decorated with an animal head.
Round neck slightly flared upwards supporting a beautiful decoration.
painted with repetitive geometric patterns. The base of the container serves as a
bell, also decorated in several registers with a frieze of motifs
ornamental geometrics.
Visible accidents, missing parts, surface wear.
Origin :
- Alfred Stendhal Gallery, Los Angeles, 1960s-1970s.
- Franco Monti Collection, 1960-1970s