Birmania polychrome pottery tripod bowl having hollow rattle, zoomorphic head type feet. Interior painted decoration probably depicts a stylized alligator motif. Exterior and interior painted bands of geometric decoration. Repaired from approximately six original pieces with restoration over the breaklines and some resurfacing.
Guanacaste-Nicoya Zone, Costa Rica
Period V-VI, ca. 500-1200 A.D.
Size: 3-3/4”H., 6-3/4”D.
Provenance: Ex. Arthur M. Sackler collection, acquired about 1970, accession #N-1093. Published: Art of Costa Rica, Pre-Columbian Painted and Sculpted Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, page 136, item 58, full page illustration.