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Pottery Vessel 0001

Monkey Theme Pottery Vessel

This later-era pot is from Costa Rica’s Gran Nicoya Archeological area of the present day Guanacaste region.The aesthetic and colour tones of such poly-chrome pots from this time period are notable for their ever-increasing finesse, vibrant tones, perfection of form and design sophistocation.

This piece is certainly no exception. The figure incorporated into this pot is a mythic monkey in a very natural pose. Depicted both in three dimensional molding (its head) as well as its stylized body painted directly on the pot’s surface.

  • Size: 103/4″ (27.5 cm) diam.
  • Pre-Columbian Pottery, Gran Nicoya Region
  • AD 1200 – European contact
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