This blog is a electronic museum of my collections of antiquities, ethnographic, first editions, retro pottery from the 1950's to early 1970's, shell, mineral and gemstone samples,fossils and other wonderful things! Comments are welcome on the objects including advice which will add to my own wonderment and knowledge.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pre-Colombian Pottery Vessel, circa 1st -5th century AD, COSTA RICA

Provenance: ex Lillian Hoffman collection (Deceased Estate) Sydney
Circa: 1st to 5th century AD
Age: Approx.2000 to 1500 years old
Size: 8.4cm/diameter 11.6cm 
Condition: Fair to Good 

This wonderful little pottery jar is decorated with applied animal heads which look like jaguars or some sort of other jungle cat.

Lillian Hoffman born in America but lived in Australia was a keen collector and philanthropist and a multi million dollar heiress

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