15599. Costa Rican Pottery Antidotal Whistle
Greater Nicoya or Atlantic Watershed, Period IV Ca. 300-500 AD
Molded tapered hollow instrument with figural scene atop. Seated is a singer, dog and another smaller attendee. Flute section has finger holes and mouth piece is at head of figure. Very nice sounds
Excellent signs of age on surface, centrally pierced shaft hole. Intact. Nice example.
Size 6-3/8 inches L. Minor repair and with age wear and deposits.
Provenance: Ex collection of Stanley L. Kaufman, a Harvard educated lawyer who specialized in bringing suits on behalf of corporations' disgruntled stockholders, died in 1993 at the age of 81. He was a staff attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission before World War II, then served in the Army in Europe and rose to captain. In 1946 he became a founding partner in his law firm, Kaufman Malchman, Kaufmann & Kirby, which had branches in NYC and Los Angeles. He and his wife, Sigrun Rampoldt, were avid collectors of Pre-Columbian art throughout the 60s and early 70s, and lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
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