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Standing Female With Vessel - PF.3993
Origin: Costa Rica
Circa: 500 AD to 800 AD
Dimensions: 19.5" (49.5cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta


Location: United States
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Over the years, artists have been able to create a tremendous milieu of art that is astounding in its creativity and ingenuity. This particular earthenware piece is covered with polychrome decoration. The tripod design helps to support the piece and add uniformity and stability to the vessel as well. The interpretation of the anatomy is basic yet the artist decorated this piece entirely, suggesting that the piece would have been presented as a centerpiece, and seen in the round. The face of this woman is highly molded with large almond eyes that are highlighted by an aquiline nose with slightly flared nostrils. The eyebrows are raised and the mouth is accentuated by red. The decoration on the work is done with geometric patterns that include cross-hatching. All together there is a distinct fluidity that can be found on all parts of this piece, adding to its charm and rarity. - (PF.3993)

 

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