A Cocle/Macaracas Pedestal Plate. c. 800-1500 AD...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionA Cocle/Macaracas Pedestal Plate
c. 800-1500 AD
Earthenware with polychrome paints in purple, red-orange, black and cream. Depicts a dancing shaman in transformation to a saurian with a crested head, surrounded on all sides with radiating sting ray spines. The underside painted with maze-like interlocking panels each with a central barbed line, the flaring pedestal similarly painted with concentric diamonds. Open Y-forms cut in the pedestal. Extensive manganese deposits especially on the underside. In remarkably excellent, unrestored condition, minor wear to surface, a condition rarely encountered with earthenware from the area and time period.
Diameter: 10 ½ inches
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.
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