Seller: sf-fineart (2,901) 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 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® 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!