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Chocolate Pot - PF.4149
Origin: Costa Rica
Circa: 500 AD to 1000 AD
Dimensions: 17.75" (45.1cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta


Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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Description
The chocolate pot was an important part of ritualistic practice in the ancient time of the Central American region. The tripod design is typical of the chocolate pot, raised high above the table, with a long neck and slim base. Each leg contains small clay beads that rattle gently when moved. This accentuates the presence of this beautiful piece. On each leg rests two gentlemen who are seated with their legs crossed, and are harmoniously playing the flute. They are dressed with simple cloths and wear an interesting headpiece. Though the design is simple, its effectiveness is clear both as a functioning object and a work of art. - (PF.4149)

 

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