Diquis Indian, Costa Rica, C.800-1200 AD. 5" diameter. Bun form body with thick rolled lip, raised on three thick tapered legs. Red terracotta with slip decoration to the lip and shoulder. The lower half with red slip surface. Minor wear/flaking. The Diquis are the creators of the famous stone balls about which myths abound and this pot dates to the period of their creation. As with the Aztecs, human sacrifice was central to their religion. The need for victims resulted in constant war with neighboring groups as well as among the Diquis themselves.

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