La gran NicoyaLa gran Nicoya

For more than two thousand years the historical development of the people living in the Central American Pacific coast region was marked by a mixture of indigenous and foreign cultural traits, resulting from the constant social, economic and religious influences that Mesoamerica’s most developed cultures exercised over this frontier territory. This situation occurred because populations from the north migrated to this region; it was also a jade and obsidian trade route during Maya times, and later, it was conquered by the Toltec and Aztec empires, to whom the people from Gran Nicoya and Guanacaste paid tribute with products and work.
The pottery from these peoples reflects this situation of continuous contact in certain archaic aspects together with a series of non local innovations, that were recreated according to their own regional styles. The Mesoamerican influences are seen especially in the funerary pottery Images representing Maya, Mixtec, Toltec and Aztec mythical and religious subjects dominate a very deep-rooted, local polychrome style.

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Incensario: Felino

Incensario: Felino

Materials: Ceramic

600 - 1000 d.C

Measures: 500 mm de alto x 360 mm de ancho

Part Code: MCHAP 2107

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Cuenco trípode

Cuenco trípode

Materials: Ceramic

Clásico 700- 900 d.C.

Measures: 124 mm de alto

Part Code: MCHAP 0518

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Figura antropomorfa femenina

Figura antropomorfa femenina

Materials: Ceramic

Clásico 800- 1100 d.C.

Measures: 175 mm de alto x 124 mm de ancho

Part Code: MCHAP 0965

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