Precolumbian Costa Rican Línea Vieja Tripod Bowl, Authenticity Guaranteed

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Seller: longmont (530) 100%, Location: Manhattan, Kansas, Ships to: US, Item: 254367697109 Precolumbian Costa Rican Línea Vieja Tripod Bowl, 18.5 x 8 cms. I purchased this piece from Milton Sieck of Los Robles Galleries, Palo Alto, CA in 1988. The gallery had recently closed, but when I contacted Mr. Seick, he let me look through the remaining inventory. He told me that he had purchased this piece and others from a man who had been in Costa Rica in the 1940s, I think with the Army Air Corps. In any event, it is definitely an authentic Precolumbian Línea Vieja tripod bowl. The piece is similar to tripod bowls in the Harvard Peabody Museum collection, such as 46-26-20/17208. It has six flanges with a punctate design of dots. Each of the legs is shaped like a bird, though interestingly only one of them has the eyes in the right place! The legs still rattle. The piece has been repaired from four sherds, as can be seen in the photographs. There is a firing mark on the interior where a smaller bowl was situated during the firing. The surface was been lightly burnished. There are some scrapes on the exterior, but no chips and no restoration apart from the rejoined sherds. I am a ceramics historian and can guarantee the authenticity of this piece. It may be returned within 14 days of receipt if not satisfied (buyer pays all shipping costs.) I have listed it for less than I paid for it more than 3o years ago. Featured Refinements: Pre-Columbian Antiquities

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