Description: A good-sized brown ware tripod bowl with legs modelled as fanged and rather demonic-looking heads. The vessel with worn pale brown slip and the legs hollow containing balls to provide rattles, with traces of black and red decoration for the eyes and mouths. Overall surface wear, one face nose lost and some rim sherds reattached with one triangular rim sherd missing.
Size: 120 mm/5.1 ins. high and the bowl 215 mm/8.5 ins. in diameter
Culture: Costa Rica
Date: c. 700-1000 A.D.
Provenance: Ex Yorkshire Private Collection.
Notes: These legs have been interpreted as representing alligator or jaguar heads but appear to the modern eye almost gargoyle-like.