SOLD! for $576.00.
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- Low Estimate: $700.00
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Ten (10) Pre-Columbian Nicoya, Costa Rica pottery items, including animal effigy tripod rattle vessels. 1st item: Animal effigy vessel, having a flared rim above a bulbous body with modeled animal mask, above a footed base, traces of polychrome decorations throughout. 8 3/4" H x 7" W. 2nd item: Tripod rattle vessel, having a shallow body with bands of polychrome geometric decorations to flared rim and human effigy to well, terminating in three animal mask legs. 4" H x 8 1/2" dia. 3rd item: Tripod rattle vessel, having a shallow body with bands of polychrome geometric decorations to flared rim, terminating in three animal mask legs. Drilled "kill hole" to center of bowl. 4 1/4" H x 7" dia. 4th-5th items: Two (2) pottery vessels with bulbous bodies and rounded bases, including one (1) storage jar with black polychrome to surface and one (1) bowl with flared rim and red polychrome to surface and incised geometric decorations. Ranging in size from 3 3/8" to 3 3/4" H x 5" dia. 6th-9th items: Four (4) animal effigy vessels, each having modeled zoomorphic features to body of vessel with traces of polychrome decorations, including one (1) bird, one (1) guinea pig, and one (1) badger. Ranging in size from 2" H x 3 3/4" L to 3 7/8" H x 5 5/8" L. 10th item: Death whistle in the form of a small dog, having a rounded body with modeled animal features and traces of polychrome decorations. 1 1/2" H x 3" L. Condition: All items in overall good condition with wear, loss to polychrome decorations, surface grime. 1st item: Areas of loss, largest 1/2" x 1 3/4" W. 2nd item: Areas of loss, largest 1 1/2" x 4 1/4", to vessel. 4" hairline extending from rim to underside of base. 3rd item: Repaired breaks to top of two feet. Areas of loss, largest 1 1/4", to rim. 4th-5th items: Both vessels with areas of loss, largest 1 1/4", to rims. Both vessels with hairlines, repaired breaks, largest 4", extending from rims to upper shoulders. 6th-10th items: Three items, including whistle and guinea pig vessel with repaired breaks and areas of loss, largest 2".