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    A Magnificent Flying Panel Metate or Throne
    Central Region, Costa Rica, c. 1 - 500 AD

    A terrific example of the type. Boldly carved from a large heavy block of volcanic stone. Three vertical legs in the form of long-beaked birds, a jaguar seeming to leap between the birds, its front paws on the back of the end bird and its tail connected to the platform between the side legs. In very good, intact condition, erosion and softening of the features consistent with age, origin, and medium.

    Provenance:
    Property from a Wichita, KS estate

    Length: 21 ½ inches


    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    20th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 425

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