Costa Rican Stone Bird Form Metate
Costa Rican Stone Bird Form Metate
Costa Rican Stone Bird Form Metate
Costa Rican Stone Bird Form Metate
Costa Rican Stone Bird Form Metate
Costa Rican Stone Bird Form Metate
Costa Rican Stone Bird Form Metate
Costa Rican Stone Bird Form Metate
Costa Rican Stone Bird Form Metate
Costa Rican Stone Bird Form Metate
Costa Rican Stone Bird Form Metate
Costa Rican Stone Bird Form Metate
Costa Rican Stone Bird Form Metate

Costa Rican Stone Bird Form Metate

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

Impressive carved stone effigy animal type metate with flat throne-like top and tripod legs. The rim is carved with a nice incised band and the legs are tapered and decorated in openworked abstracted forms.

Size 14-1/4 inches L x 7 inches H. Intact and with age wear and calcified encrustations

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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