Lot 10
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Costa Rican Effigy Vessel, Guanacaste-Nicoya region, Rosales Incised Bichrome, Late Period IV, ca. 500 B.C.- A.D. 500

7,000 - 9,000 USD
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the fierce feline with long thick tail, hooded eyes and compact snout, forearms pressed tightly to the body with paws projecting, incised with repeat circular pelt markings.


Acquired in the 1960's

Catalogue Note

This zoomorphic double-spout vessel type, is also seen in  the Chorrea style from Ecuador, and is similar to some Preclassic Veracruz styles.

Cf. Katz, ed. (1985: pl .6), for the effigy type; see also Sotheby's, New York, May 9, 2006, lot 146, for the style.