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Auction Closes At: 10:31:00 03/02/2020
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 014. Olmec Old God Head Miniature Vessel
Estimate: $1,000-$1,500
Current High Bid: $550.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $550.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Mexico - Olmec and Pre-Classic Cultures
Culture or Country: Las Bocas, Mexico.
Period: Ca. 1200-900 B.C.
Size: 2-1/4H. x 2L.

Description: Gray ware pottery miniature vessel in the form of an aged deity head with deeply furrowed brow, sunken cheeks and a lower jaw that projects outward, showing the tongue, with traces of black pigment. Root marks and mineral deposits on the surface. Intact, exc. cond.
Provenance: Private NYC collection, acquired by the current collection in 1989, ex. Merrin Gallery, New York, ex. Sothebys, New York, November 27 and 28, 1984 (lot 48), ex. Jack Tanzer, New York. Active from the 1960s to the early 1980s. Bibliography: Magni, Caterina, "Analisis del complejo empunadura-antorcha en el arte olmeca, Mexico" in XVII Congreso Internacional de Historia de las Religiones, Mexico, 1995, Fig. 3d (drawing).
Shipping Fee:
National: $25.00
International: $75.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Olmec Old God Head Miniature Vessel

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. ajax $550.00 1 3/2/2020 10:22:57 AM
2. leftbank $525.00 1 3/2/2020 10:19:32 AM
3. ajax $525.00(losing tie) 1 3/2/2020 10:22:49 AM

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