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Auction Closes At: 10:32:00 02/27/2023
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 012. Tlatilco Bird Effigy Vessel
Estimate: $10,000-$12,000
Current High Bid: $11,500.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $11,500.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Mexico - Olmec and Pre-Classic Cultures
Culture or Country: Tlatilco.
Period: Ca. 1200 - 900 B.C.
Size: 7-5/8H. (19.5 cm). x 6L.

Description: Pottery bird effigy vessel, seeming to have alighted on the circular base, this bird's long, finger-like talons grasp the sides. The head is turned up, as if in song, to balance the spout, which is flanked by the tail feathers. Simply modeled, the bird is incised with a minimum of detail: the eye, inside corner of the beak, and a single line, branched at the top, to indicate the spine of the tail plumage. No more is needed to evoke the spirit of what must be a song- bird, the symbolism is associated with shamanic flight. Some overall remaining cream slip on a gray pottery ground. Repaired from approximately six large original pieces with restoration over the break lines, some restoration to the upper rim. A very rare type.
Provenance: John Stokes Jr. collection, acquired January 1964. Ex. Miguel Covarrubias to Rosa Covarrubias. Ex. George Pepper. Published in: The Olmec World - Ritual and Rulership, p. 183, #60. Exhibited: The Art Museum, Princeton University, 12/16/95 to 2/25/96. Exhibited: The Museum of Arts, Houston, TX., 4/14/96 to 6/9/96.
Shipping Fee:
National: $52.00
International: $125.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Tlatilco Bird Effigy Vessel

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. gorangers $11,500.00 1 2/27/2023 10:26:48 AM
2. Xochipilli $11,000.00 1 2/27/2023 10:26:33 AM
3. gorangers $10,500.00 1 2/27/2023 10:17:11 AM
4. Xochipilli $10,000.00 1 2/27/2023 10:16:57 AM
5. gorangers $10,000.00(losing tie) 1 2/27/2023 10:17:01 AM

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