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Auction Closes At: 10:16:00 03/07/2022
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 009. Olmec Jade Celestial Dragon Spoon Pendant
Estimate: $5,000-$7,500
Current High Bid: $3,000.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $3,000.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Mexico - Olmec and Pre-Classic Cultures
Culture or Country: Mexico, between Puebla & Morales.
Period: Ca. 1200-600 B.C.
Size: 6-7/8L. x 2-3/8W.

Description: Carved blue-green jade spoon, with a profile combination of a serpentine flame eyebrow with the beak of an avian raptor bird, believed to be a Harpy eagle, having an open fanged mouth, a spiky head crest, and a shallow spoon in the rear portion of head and neck, perhaps used for hallucinogenic compounds. Biconical drilled suspension holes along the upper edge. Old mellow surface patina with some scattered encrustation and traces of cinnabar. Intact, exc. cond. Custom bronze base. Cf.: for a similar example see The Olmec World, Ritual and Rulership, Michael D. Coe, Princeton, no. 71. Custom metal base.
Provenance: Ex. private IL. collection (L.M.), acquired 1980s. Art for Eternity Gallery, NYC, inv. # 14492. Copy of written report from Donald M. Hales.
Shipping Fee:
National: $25.00
International: $115.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Olmec Jade Celestial Dragon Spoon Pendant

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. Puddin Pie $3,000.00 1 3/7/2022 9:54:53 AM
2. med $2,900.00 1 3/7/2022 10:10:03 AM

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