A Large Papagayo Polychrome Bowl, Costa Rica. c....Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionA Large Papagayo Polychrome Bowl, Costa Rica
c. 800-1200 AD
Large punch bowl type on a wide flaring circular foot, the handles are the bodies of parrots with holes at top for insertion of separate heads (missing). The exterior with a wide band each side containing two monsters in profile, each with a large nose and snarling mouth showing teeth, one arm extended to their front with a circular ornament on the writs, the skin spotted red on orange. Upper and lower bands with stepped frets and dart and circle motifs beneath. In cream, orange, red and black paints. In apparently very good condition, some paint and surface loss one side in an area with some stable cracks.
Width: 14 inches
Estimate: $700 - $1,000.
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