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COSTA RICAN STONE EFFIGY METATE GREATER NICOYA REGION, CIRCA AD 500 - 800

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 10,000 USD

COSTA RICAN STONE EFFIGY METATE GREATER NICOYA REGION, CIRCA AD 500 - 800

COSTA RICAN STONE EFFIGY METATE GREATER NICOYA REGION, CIRCA AD 500 - 800

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 10,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection, New Mexico

COSTA RICAN STONE EFFIGY METATE GREATER NICOYA REGION, CIRCA AD 500 - 800


Length: 33 ½ in (85.1 cm)

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This classic tripod metate was carved with an unusual animal head, possibly an iguana or reptile, in a rectangular form with a sunken interior. The rear legs are lightened by the stacked openwork design. For a similar example in the Frederick and Jan Mayer Collection at the Denver Art Museum, see Object No. 1195:412.