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Vessel in the Form of a Seated Saurian Deity - PF.4070
Origin: Costa Rica
Circa: 500 AD to 1000 AD
Dimensions: 16" (40.6cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta


Location: United States
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Description
This fascinating piece of earthenware has a variety of interesting attributes including the overall depiction of a crocodile-like animal. The neck of the vessel represents the head and face of the animal including a long snout with sharp teeth. The tail curls up at the back as if a handle to be used while holding the vessel. The animal sits on a carved pedestal that supports the entire piece. As a whole, the vessel is a beautiful piece of workmanship with a matching subject matter. The molding and etching have been beautifully executed, creating a timeless piece of art that can be enjoyed by everyone. - (PF.4070)

 

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