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Metate Pre-Columbian Grinding Bowl

SKU ID #274195

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  • Additional Details
  • Dimensions: 5.5''
  • Made Of: Crushed Stone Resin
Metate (Grinding Bowl)

This 5.5'' Pre-Columbian sculpture is a reproduction of a metate, held aloft by decorative figures, from the mainland of Costa Rica and was made between 900-1100 AD. The metate was used for grinding chilies, herbs, and spices for sauces. Stone grinders remain a standard piece of kitchen equipment today.

Caring For Your Artwork

We have combined a high-density stone with a catalyst to create this statue. The result is a durable statue that stands up to the ravages of time. Centuries-old casting techniques still apply. Artisans apply the patina – a labor-intensive process that requires several layers and specialized shading – all by hand.

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