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Auction Closes At: 13:52:00 10/05/2020
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 112. Veracruz (Los Tuxtlas) Polychrome Tripod Plate with Deer Motif
Estimate: $3,000-$5,000
Current High Bid: $9,500.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $9,500.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Mexico - Early Post Classic Periods
Culture or Country: Veracruz, Mexico.
Period: Early Post-Classic Period, ca. 900 - 1200 A.D.
Size: 2-1/2H. x 11-1/4D.

Description: Polychrome decorated deep dish, decorated with a large deer, standing in profile, having an open eye andprotruding tongue below row of straightened teeth. During the Classic and Early Post-Classic periods, the ancient city of Matacapan in the Tuxtlas Mountains was the principal center of ceramic production for the region. Shards in the Tuxtlas style, such as this plate have been excavated at Matacapan, along with other types of ceramics and a great number of kilns. Archaeologists consider Los Tuxtlas polychromes to have been luxury high status goods whose production and distribution was controlled by the rulers of Matacapan. Typically painted on a white or light orange background, the central design is an animal or bird, bats, raptors, armadillo, deer and fanciful dragons were common motifs. Here, a lively deer is striding through the rainforest. The overall sense of a busy style, with peripheral scrolls, circle elements, squares and tendrils is characteristic of these bowls. Repaired from approximately eighteen original pieces with restoration over the break lines.
Provenance: Private East Coast Collection. Acquired by the current collection in 1991, Ancient Art of the New World, New York, D. Daniel Michel, Chicago (#69:153). Active from the 1950s through the 1970s. Purchased in 1969, Robert and Marianne Huber, Dixon, Ill.
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Veracruz (Los Tuxtlas) Polychrome Tripod Plate with Deer Motif

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. hunapu $9,500.00 1 10/5/2020 2:26:22 PM
2. Ptah $9,000.00 1 10/5/2020 1:37:48 PM
3. hunapu $5,750.00 1 10/5/2020 1:36:14 PM
4. Ptah $5,500.00 1 10/5/2020 1:35:17 PM
5. hunapu $5,250.00 1 10/5/2020 1:36:08 PM

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