Art of the Americas - Bat Dish, Coclé Culture, Panama

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Bat dish
Coclé culture, Panama
10-7/8" (27.6 cm) diameter, 5.5" (14 cm) high
600-800 A.D.

Earthenware dish on a low pedestal foot; the dish face is painted black, red and purple on a cream ground, each half of the bisected design depicting the mirrored image of a stylized bat. Some restoration. Ref: Guardians of the Stream, A.J. Labbe, U. of Washington Press, 1995, #62, pg. 57.

Ex. private collection, Iowa, ex. Sotheby's Pre-Columbian Art, NY, May 16, 1995, Lot #254.

Price on request

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