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Cocle Terracotta Round Vase - PF.4062
Origin: Panama
Circa: 500 AD to 1000 AD
Dimensions: 5.5" (14.0cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta


Location: United States
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The round vase is an important part of the beautiful designs created in this part of the world. The low neck and flared lip at the top of the vessel add a distinct balance to the piece which has no flat base and therefore must be held or supported at all time. The fluid artwork is found in structured registers throughout the entire vessel, leaving no portion undecorated. The abstract zoomorphic formations throughout the piece give the whole object a strong sense of originality and inventiveness. The earthenware itself is smooth to the touch, adding touch as well as sight to the overall design. Pieces such as these demonstrate artistry at its best and continue to remain timeless. - (PF.4062)

 

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