Costa Rican Polychrome Pottery Painted Jaguar Urn

15607. Costa Rican Polychrome Pottery Painted Jaguar Urn

Greater Nicoya or Atlantic Watershed, Period IV Ca. 300-500 AD

Colorful terracotta vessel of somewhat corseted shape, flared base. Overall decorated with polychrome painted serpent design on either side; in tan, red and orange. Some wear to painted surface on reverse.
Size 6-3/4 inches H.

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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