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

Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 USD

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

Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

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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Cataloguing

Provenance

Private Collection, Kansas City, acquired in 1968

Thence by family descent

Catalogue Note

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.

Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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