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Ocarina in the Form of a Snake - PF.4134
Origin: Costa Rica
Circa: 800 AD to 1200 AD
Dimensions: 1.5" (3.8cm) high x 3" (7.6cm) wide x 4" (10.2cm) depth
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta


Additional Information: sold

Location: United States
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Description
This beautifully decorated snake is another addition to the wide range of animal that are represented among the ocarina, a form of flute. Here the mouthpiece is represented at the mouth of the snake with holes to change the tune on either side of the body. The smooth earthenware is glazed and then painted with subtle hues of red and brown. The geometric patterns remain uniform throughout in a series of diamond shapes that are carried out solely on the top portion of the piece. Each ocarina is unique in its design yet their charm runs throughout each piece, making them a creative and charming addition to any collection. - (PF.4134)

 

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