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Very Important Pre-Columbian Flying Panel Metate Royal Throne – Costa Rica Ca. 300-700 CE

$25,000

SKU: CA-043 Categories:,

Product Description

Carved from large volcanic stone. The rectangular platform with serrated edges supported by an elaborate base with a reclining male supporting standing figure with long arms and a curled insect proboscis at the nose at center, a vertical crocodile support at one end, a toucan with a long curled beak pointing downward at the other end and two similar toucans symmetrically disposed on each side. In very good condition, areas of restoration.

Provenance:
Christie’s Paris, auction of African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian art, December 10, 2003, lot #465
Ex, Private U.S. collection prior to 1980

Length: 28 inches