Costa Rican Metate
Lot 4W
Fine Costa Rica Metate, Guanacaste-Nicoya Region,
Late Period IV to Early Period V, ca. A.D. 300 - 700
Sold for US$ 14,375 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Fine Costa Rica Metate, Guanacaste-Nicoya Region,
Late Period IV to Early Period V, ca. A.D. 300 - 700
height 16in (40.6cm); length 43in (109.2cm)
Stone

Provenance:
Private Collection, Maine, acquired in the 1960s

This intricately carved metate from coarse gray stone has a convex, rectangular workbench and is supported by three openwork legs, the whole highlighted by an exquisitely carved openwork jaguar head at the front.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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