Ceremonial Parrot Effigy Metate 4th–8th century
Guanacaste-Nicoya Costa Rica
Volcanic stone carved with Greek key type designs, openwork feather details and finely detailed bird’s head and beak.
A related Ceremonial Metate can be found in the Rockefeller collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
H: 14″ x D: 12 1/2″ x L: 30 1/2″