Greater Nicoya or Atlantic Watershed, Period IV Ca. 300-500 ADExpressive hollow pottery figural vessel in the form of a seated female with elaborate necklace, long hair down her back and and hands to swollen pregnant stomach. Excellent dendrite deposits, age worn, probe hole, visible crack tolower body.
Size 7-1/2 inches H. x 5 in W. 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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