More Clay from Costa Rica

We have returned from Central America, our thoughts are moving to catching up, and to the garden year about to get going in full early-spring rush. But before we return to the reality of onrushing spring, let’s take a look at one more group of clay from Costa Rica’s Jade Museum and Muséo Nacional.

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Sealife pot. How about that jellyfish?

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No, I don’t know what. But the potter absolutely nailed it. 

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There’s something very contemporary about this figure. 

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Basilisk vessel.

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Here kitty, kitty!

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Abstraction is not a modern phenomenon. 

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Ocarina. Reminds me of Wallace and Gromit. What is going on here?

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Another ocarina. “Take two aspirin and call me in the morning…”

I’d never seen so many, and so many different, ocarinas in my entire life.

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Wasting away in Ocarinaville.

For now, we leave the world of clay.

 

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I love this guy. Or whatever it is. 

Humans have a tendency to think that those of us alive today are the smartest, most creative, best humans that ever came along.

Just about every time I go to a museum, I realize what a silly conceit that is.

 

 

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