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 600-1200 AD, COSTA RICA


Provenance: ex Lillian Hoffman collection (Deceased Estate) Sydney
Circa: 600 - 1200 AD
Age: Approx.800 to 1400 years old
Size: 6.5 cm/diameter 11.0 cm 
Condition: Excellent

This exquisite little pottery vessel as an applied figural decoration of a crab which bespeaks the importance of the sea and surrounding waters including fresh water to the Pre-Colombians.

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