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