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Auction Closes At: 10:20:00 03/02/2020
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 011. Olmec Fluted Whiteware Tecomate
Estimate: $1,500-$2,500
Current High Bid: $750.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $750.00

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: 3-7/8 x 6-1/8.

Description: Olmec tecomate with gadroon form with slightly concave fluted ribs and a short collar. This bowl was shaped by hand into a gourd form using coils of clay and the surface was finished by burnishing. Actual gourds of similar shape have been used for everyday storage in Mesoamerican households since at least the second millennium B.C.; the very word tecomate means gourd. By emulating such a quotidian object, the potter evoked the vessels origin in natural forms while creating an object of greater value that indicated the elevated social status of its owner. Neutron activation testing has confirmed that the Olmec white and black ceramic wares from Tlatilco, Tlapacoya and Las Bocas were made by Olmec potters at San Lorenzo in Veracruz. This vessel has fine, thin walls and patches of gray fire clouding which sometimes occurs on the surfaces of vessels produced in pit firings. Repaired from approximately twenty-five original pieces with restoration over the exterior break lines, tiny rim chip.
Provenance: private NYC collection, acquired by the current collection in 1989, ex. Merrin Gallery, New York.
Shipping Fee:
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International: $125.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Olmec Fluted Whiteware Tecomate

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. gorangers $750.00 1 3/2/2020 10:11:21 AM

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