About this object

History of use

Pre-Columbian Costa Rica was part of the transitional zone between the traditions of Meso America and South America. Influences from both areas are evident with the most powerful and extensive coming from the north, particularly for the Pacific area.


Possibly zoned Bichrome (black on red), Period IV.

Cultural context

pottery fragment

Physical description

Grey clay, ceramic sherd with a red slip; slightly triangular in shape. The surface is smooth and has three painted black lines that run in a circular shape. The underside is smooth and concaved.