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Auction Closes At: 10:06:00 12/11/2017
Time Remaining: 20Day(s) 8Hour(s) 48min(s) 15sec(s)
Lot# & Name: 004. Olmecoid Head with Torso Wearing Ear Spools
Estimate: $35,000-$55,000
Current High Bid: --
Next Bid Needed: $18,000.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Mexico - Olmec and Pre-Classic Cultures
Culture or Country: Mexico.
Period: Late Pre-Classic Period, ca. 300 B.C.
Size: 9-3/8H.

Description: Large carved greenstone, possibly steatite fragment of an Olmecoid bench figure. The massive head sits low on the muscular torso and the body has smooth rounded contours. A close fitting cap recalls Olmec monuments from the heartland of Veracruz. The triangular face has a pointed chin and almond shaped eyes, flat nose and fleshy lips. He wears plain earplugs in his ears. Such Olmecoid bench figures are generally found in Guatemala and date to the end of the Olmec era. A beautiful, high quality example. Custom base.
Provenance: Private NYC Collection, acquired from Throckmorton Fine Art, NYC, 2009. Ex. Dr. John Burgher, New Jersey, acquired from Fine Arts of Ancient Lands, 1980s. Ex. Angelina Abrego, Nevada, acquired late 1960s from Arturo Moran.
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