Pre-Columbian Female Nicoya Costa Rica Coa

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Seller: rodrogrs (827) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123704072421 Here is an elaborately-painted and carefully hand-modeled seated nude ceramic figure, posed with arms akimbo,hands resting on the torso and legs crossed at the ankles. She smiles and her body is painted with complex brown-on-cream linear, geometric and concentric designs. There are four vent-holes; one at each side of the neck, another serves as the umbilicus and the fourth opening is located on the figure’s underside. 6” (15.2 cm) x 4.5” (11.4 cm) x 4.5” Despite various slightly abraded areas and minor left foot repair, this compelling figure is in excellent condition. Galo Bichrome Figure Filadelfia, Guanacaste, Nicoya Zone, Costa Rica Early Period V, 500 C.E. - 800 C.E. Comparables: "Before Cortez, Sculpture of Middle America," Metropolitan Museum, NY, 1970. plate 215; "Between Continents/Between Seas: Pre-Columbian Art of Costa Rica," Metropolitan Museum, NY, 1981, page 192, This seller has been a conscientious collector and dedicated scholar of New World antiquities for over a half-century. He has complied with UNESCO, federal/local legislation and never consciously acquired, traded in or sold illicitly recovered antiquities. If not to U.S. buyer’s satisfaction, this artwork may be returned as shipped within thirty days of purchase for a purchase price refund minus 10% re-stocking fee for return of item in original condition and shipping materials; buyer pays return shipping and insurance. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY The authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, scholar and Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (retired), certified Specialist in Pre-Columbian Art. Your artifact will be carefully packed, insured and promptly shipped with a signed and registered Certificate of Authenticity that includes a picture, description and date of the item. FREE SHIPPING, "Delivery Confirmation" tracking service and insurance within continental U.S.A. NY residents add 8.63% sales tax. Bidders with fewer than ten (or private) "feedback" listings must contact seller before bidding to verify ID or bid may be declined. Overseas buyer, add $85 shipping. Customs and/or other importation costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Use PayPal for immediate shipment; payment is expected within two days of auction’s end. CAVEAT EMPTOR: The prospective buyer is advised to acquire New World antiquities ONLY from recognized Pre-Columbian Art specialists and be prepared to pay a legitimate price for authentic antiquities with legal provenance and bona-fide guarantees of authenticity. A “Certificate of Authenticity” is only as valid as the issuer’s credentials and expertise. Unrealistically low prices for forgeries, reproductions, pastiches, illegal or mis-attributed artifacts offered by uninformed or venal vendors represent neither true "bargains" nor prudent fiscal investments. All rights reserved for all countries. No part of the contents of this page may be reproduced without prior written permission of the seller. Copyright © Rod Rogers, 2019. Material: Terracotta

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