Rarely Seen Central American Ceramics Dating from 1,000 Years Ago
Both male and female figures were portrayed with body art and tattoos, but females were typically shown with the decoration covering their shoulders and chest. In addition, her seated posture indicates she is of an elevated social status. Greater Nicoya female figure on a feline-effigy bench, AD 800–1200 Linea Vieja area, Costa Rica Pottery.
Photo by Ernest Amoroso, courtesy of the American Indian Museum
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