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Nicoya Monumental Plate and Tripod - Costa Rica

1000 AD - 1500 AD

Two very large pottery vessels from the Nicoya Region of ancient Costa Rica. Both are polychrome painted in shades of red-orange and black against a cream background. The central image is that of Tlaloc, the Mesoamerican Rain God, who is also the God of Fertility and among its most important deities. Representations of Tlaloc are seen throughout Mesoamerica, north to the Maya regions and west to the cultures of Mexico. The painting style and motif of each vessel is nearly identical. Most likely found together and probably created (or at least painted) by the same artist. An incredibly rare matched set that is massive in size. By far the largest examples of this type I have ever seen.
The plate (shallow bowl) is flat on the bottom and shows the central image of Tlaloc. The wide rim flares gracefully and is decorated with curving and linear geometric designs. Condition is very good, especially considering its enormous size. A single stress crack, that went from the outer edge toward the center has been restored along with very minor paint touch ups. Otherwise it is intact and original. Some light paint loss and deposits overall, as would be expected. The plate is displayed on a custom metal stand which is included as shown. The plate is 16 "in diameter and approx 2.5" deep. Approx. 17 "tall on the stand.

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Provenance: From the collection of L. Prichett - Jacksonville, Florida who purchased them from the previous owner, Hartwell Kennard of McAllen, Texas in 1972.

For further information on the Tlaloc motif see the following Pre-Columbian Art of Costa Rica from the Detroit Institute of Arts and Rebecca Stone-Miller's "Pre-Columbian Painted and Sculpted Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection," Between Continents - Between Seas " Seeing With New Eyes "Art of the Ancient Americas from the Michael C. Carlos Museum Collection, Atlanta Georgia.