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    Description

    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.

    Exhibited:
    The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, long term loan from Herbert L. Lucas, 1990 to 2004.

    Provenance:
    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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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2021
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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