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Lot 295: Excellent Nicoya tripod vessel from Costa Rica

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • Excellent Nicoya tripod vessel from Costa Rica
  • Excellent Nicoya tripod vessel from Costa Rica
  • Excellent Nicoya tripod vessel from Costa Rica
  • Excellent Nicoya tripod vessel from Costa Rica
  • Excellent Nicoya tripod vessel from Costa Rica
   
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Description: An excellent Nicoya tripod vessel from Costa Rica, ca. AD 1000 – 1350. This excellent Papagayo urn is 10-1/4 in high and features a beautifully sculpted jaguar molded to the front of the chamber. The broad band decorating the upper half of the vessel depicts a pair of stylized feline creatures, with linear décor adorning the rim. The hollow legs contain rattles. Overall in excellent condition, with vivid paint, good mineral deposits and root marks.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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