Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba

Nicoya Urn

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre 1492: Item # 1444123

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A massive Nicoya figural urn from Costa Rica, ca. 1100 – 1500 AD. This huge Pataky polychrome vessel is 13-3/4” high, 12” in diameter and portrays Tlaloc, the Rain God. He is depicted with protruding teeth, large double-ringed eyes and a large mouth mask. The broad rim band consists of the stylized symbols of the man-jaguar motif and there are two guilloche bands representing a pair of intertwined serpents. Intact, with good paint, strong mineral deposits and just a bit of flaking.

Cf. Art of Costa Rica”, page 165, for similar from the Sackler Collection.