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Auction Closes At: 11:53:00 03/29/2011
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 017. Pre-Columbian Heads and Torsos (22)
Estimate: $600-$900
Current High Bid: $300.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $300.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Mexico - West Coast and Classic Period Cultures
Culture or Country: Chupicuaro and Michoacan, Mexico.
Period: Ca. 200 B.C.
Size: 1-3/8 - 2-7/8L. Frame, 13-1/4 x 13-1/4.

Description: A group of 22 individually sculpted, buff terracotta heads and partial bodies, from types of figures usually referred to as "Pretty Ladies" which depicted pregnant woman and were planted with the seed corn as a votive offering to the goddess of agriculture. Most bear applique eyes typical of the area, applique details and some bear traces of red pigment. All have some loss. Mounted in a shadow box frame.
Provenance: All ex. Lorenz Borenstein, New Orleans. Collected in the 1950s. With individual certificates of authenticity for four, including the largest head at center, each bearing a drawing of the fragment, generated by Borenstein in 1963.
Shipping Fee:
National: $22.00
International: $95.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Pre-Columbian Heads and Torsos (22)

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. exalibur $300.00 1 3/29/2011 11:46:58 AM
2. Misael $275.00 1 3/29/2011 11:42:46 AM
3. exalibur $275.00(losing tie) 1 3/29/2011 11:46:41 AM
4. fragile $225.00 1 3/29/2011 11:30:20 AM
5. Mr. Lum $200.00 1 3/29/2011 10:21:54 AM

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