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Auction Closes At: 12:56:01 12/15/2022
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 290. Moche Lizard Clan Figural Vessel
Estimate: $4,500-$5,500
Current High Bid: $2,000.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $2,000.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Moche, Nazca, etc.
Culture or Country: Moche.
Period: Phase IV, Ca. 500-700 A.D.
Size: 10”H. x 5”W.

Description: Pottery figural vessel depicting a shaman in transformation to a lizard, wearing large tubular ear ornaments, and a bird headdress. Hands clasped as a servant to Ai-Apec. His face has already completed the transformation and has a long lizard tail. Painted red-brown, orange-tan and white. Scattered mineral deposits on the surface. Spout repaired and reattached, body repaired from a few large original pieces with restoration over the break lines. A rare type.
Provenance: Ex. Private Hollywood, CA., movie director’s collection, acquired from Ron Messick Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Ex. Splendors of the World Gallery, inv.# 16700. Ex. Artemis Gallery, lot 150T, 06/13/2014. cf. Hoyle Los Mochicas Vol. 2, #331, (084-005-009), exact mold.
Shipping Fee:
National: $59.00
International: $132.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Moche Lizard Clan Figural Vessel

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. ajax $2,000.00 1 12/16/2022 1:27:05 PM
2. curious $1,400.00 1 12/15/2022 12:43:37 PM
3. jd1955 $1,300.00 1 12/15/2022 12:42:40 PM
4. ajax $1,250.00 1 12/15/2022 12:42:25 PM
5. khefren $1,100.00 1 12/15/2022 7:47:03 AM

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