Pre Columbian,Tested, Costa Rican, Museum Quality "Chocolate Bowl, 800 1200 AD

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Seller: mesoantiquitycollector (220) 100%, Location: Alberta, Ships to: CA, Europe, US, Item: 163834021626 Pre Columbian, Chemically Tested/Positive, Costa Rican, Museum quality, Nicoya "Chocolate Shaman" rattle leg tripod bowl, 927 grams, 4 1/2 inches in height, 7 3/16 inch rim diameter, 2 1/2 inch bowl depth, no breaks, cracks, repairs, or chips, the bowl is in excellent condition and is considered a choice piece. This artifact checks all the "authentic" boxes, boasting it's subject matter, superior condition, quality craftsmanship, and the expected weathering and mineral deposits of antiquity, (this bowl is loaded with manganese deposits). Unless advised, the images are of the subject artifact, with no substitutions. All posted photographs were taken by the seller utilizing a Canon Digital Camera and a laboratory quality AmScope Trinocular Stereo Microscope, with a mounted microscope digital camera, mounted and remote lighting systems and appropriate Barlow lenses, (a photograph of the microscope is with my store page). Photos 1 thru 7 were taken with the Canon camera, the images reflect the subject artifact positioned at different angles. Photos 8 thru 12 were taken with the AmScope, the images reflect magnified and highly magnified photos of the subject bowls period correct clay/paste composition (yes), ancient pigment (yes), low temperature firing marks (yes), root marks (no), earthly (yes) and manganese mineral deposits (yes). The photos of the chemical test will be reflected in image 12. Comparable photographs of known/proven authentic clay/paste composition's, ancient pigment, low temperature firing marks, root marks, earthly and manganese deposits, etc. are stored in my digital library and are available upon request. With each listing I will attempt to understand whether the artifact is in fact ancient, I will visually, chemically and microscopically study/inspect the piece seeking the "tells" of antiquity, and I will document that information for the purchaser. I usually shoot about 20+ magnified and non magnified images of each piece, those images are also available upon request. All purchases to North American locations will be shipped VIA-USPS/Canada Post insured and tracked service, or with either Fed/Ex, or DHL, I personally pack all my artifacts with great care using the best shipping materials money can buy, all fragile and/or expensive pottery artifacts will be double boxed, I guarantee my shipping procedures. Bidders/Purchasers residing outside the lower 48 U.S. States and Canada must advise, artifacts from my collection have been sold and shipped to art galleries in New York and Denver, and to residents of Germany, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Austria and Russia, rates to Europe are at least double quoted figure as insurance and tracking is not negotiable. I combine shipping and do not seek to profit from said charges, surplus fees above $ 5.00 Cdn., will be returned to the purchaser, in the event my final shipping cost is exceeds collected funds, I will cover that cost... within reason. As always if you have a question or a comment don't hesitate, in some cases please allow up to 48 hours for a response. All posted information from one or more of my 250+ books on Pre Columbian/Meso American art and culture. Along with E Bay's guarantees, I also offer authenticity and shipping guarantees. Sellers comment: I have visually and microscopically inspected/studied this artifact and have determined that there is a zero chance this bowl is a replica or fake, the artifact will be double boxed. Thanks for your interest in my collection. Material: pottery, Provenance: from my collection, I know exactly where this -

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