Seller: user2000 (100) 100%, Location: Asheville, North Carolina, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 232156970790 Description Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, Guanacaste-Nicoya, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE. This female effigy possesses the elegant styling of the Guanacaste-Nicoya artisan. Produced with a striking trichromatic style in red and black on cream ground, it has a high-gloss burnished finish demonstrating fine technique. The entire surface is ornately decorated with flowing geometric patterns adorning her headdress, body, and costume accentuating the curves of her body. Black spotting particularly visible on backside represents manganese oxide deposits that develop with prolonged burial. This female effigy was most likely placed in a grave to grant the inhabitant rebirth in the afterlife. Provenance: Ex-Gilbert Martin Collection, Georgia, USA; Ex-Artemis Gallery Condition Excellent condition. Has one chip on back of left ear and does not affect visual appearance. See picture. Approximate Dimensions Height:4 1/3”Width:3 1/2”Depth:2 1/2”Weight:10.2 oz. Terms of Sale Please ask any and all questions prior to bidding. Sales are intended to be “as is” and final. Payment Seller accepts only PayPal. Immediate payment is required on all Fixed Price/Buy It Now items. On auction items, payment is due within 48 hours of auction end date. If payment is not received within 48 hours of the auction ending, the seller reserves the right to relist the item and eBay will be notified of the buyer’s breach of purchase. If you are unable to make the payment within the timeframe noted above, and if you let me know in advance, I will make every effort to accommodate you. Shipping Your item will be shipped within 48 hours of receiving a cleared payment, professionally packaged and insured requiring signature, via USPS 3/4-Day Priority. Shipping quoted is for the Continental U.S. (lower 48 states) only.