A Cocle Vessel in Hourglass Shape
Tonosi area, Panama, c. 250-550 AD
Designated as from a Cocle/Tonosi subgroup called Zahina
Polychrome. Earthenware with red-brown, black and white glossy
pigments. The double chambered jar with stylized bird faces using a
black and white on red color scheme. A terrific graphic design with
bold diagonals in white and red, utilizing the pinched waist as a
device to mirror the upper and lower chambers. In very good, intact
condition, no apparent repairs or restorations; minor chips and
scuffs, scattered black manganese deposits.
The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, long term loan
from Herbert L. Lucas, 1990 to 2004.
A Private Collection, New York, NY, acquired in 2004
Herbert L. Lucas, Los Angeles, acquired prior to 1990
Emile Deletaille, Brussels
Height: 10 ¼ inches
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