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Terracotta Polychrome Trophy Head - PF.3705
Origin: Costa Rica
Circa: 500 AD to 1000 AD
Dimensions: 8" (20.3cm) high
Catalogue: V18
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta


Additional Information: SOLD

Location: UAE
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Description
This large round-bottomed jar curves in from a bulbous lower body to a slightly tapering neck. The beautifully formed female head on the lower part of the jar, has painted lips and eyebrows, with her eyes heavily outlined in black. The reverse of the head is decorated with an alligator motif painted in red and black. The same motif is repeated on the neck of the vessel. The burnished surface and the vivid pattern and coloration make this a spectacular piece. This Galo polychrome style produced some of the most expressive human faces, of which this is a perfect example. - (PF.3705)

 

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