Seller: sf-fineart (2,880) 100%, Location: Los Angeles, California, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 390547322519 Pre-Columbian NICOYA POLYCHROME AVIAN EFFIGY PYRIFORM TRIPOD VASE, ca. 800-1200 AD Click to View Image Album This is an absolutely magnificent, museum quality Pre-Columbian POLYCHROME AVIAN EFFIGY PYRIFORM TRIPOD VASE, Middle Polychrome Period, ca. AD 800 – 1200, from the Nicoya Region of Costa Rica. Freely adapted from Late Maya and Toltec pottery styles in Meso-America, this piece, with its central motif of a curved-beak bird (perhaps an eagle or falcon), has a colorful presence of its own. Pseudo-glyph panels are painted on the neck, and the body is extensively decorated all around with patterns in shades of brown-orange, brown, cream and black. This spectacular vase measures 10” high, 9” wide and is in excellent ancient intact condition with no repairs or restorations. There is a chip to the tip of the beak and natural surface abrasions due to age and wear. PROVENANCE: This spectacular item comes directly from a Southern California estate and was legally imported into the United States prior to 1970. Authenticity is GUARANTEED. Please scroll down on the item description to view additional photographs. Shipping is $55.00 within the US only, please email for international shipping rates. Payment is due within 2 days. Please view my other auctions and eBay store for additional museum quality fine art and collectibles, including other fine Pre-Columbian items. Shipping & Handling $55.00 USPS Priority Mail® Click to View Image Album Click to View Image Album Click to View Image Album FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today!