Fine Costa Rica Stone Metate, Guanacaste-Nicoya Region,
Late Period IV to Early Period V, ca. A.D. 300 - 700
length 37in (94cm)
intricately carved from coarse volcanic gray stone, the rectangular convex workbench supported by three openwork legs and accented by an exquisitely carved openwork jaguar head on one end.
Private Collection, New Jersey, acquired in the 1960s