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Pottery Vessel 0013 SOLD

Rain God Vase

This vessel is associated with the material culture of the Gran Nicoya archeological area (present-day Guanacaste/Nicoya in Costa Rica). A harmonious design in reddish, brown and dark cream tones, this elegant tripod rain god vase – which was buried with the elite of that era to imbibe their drinking chocolate and corn liquor in the afterlife – cleverly incorporates this all-important Mesoamerican deity, Tlaloc, god of the life-giving rains so vital to these aboriginal cultures of the isthmus. A stupendous pot adorned, as well, with with painted esoteric designs alluding to the supreme Mesoamerican deity Quetzalcoatl as well as tiny, stylized Tlaloc’s repeated in certain zones on the piece.

  • Size: 10″ x 14 1/2″ (25.25 x37 cm)
  • Pre Columbian Art
  • AD 1200- European contact
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