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Auction Closes At: 10:24:00 02/27/2023
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 013. Olmec / Mezcala Serpentine Maskette
Estimate: $5,000-$8,000
Current High Bid: $3,250.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $3,250.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Mexico - Olmec and Pre-Classic Cultures
Culture or Country: Upper Balsas River Basin, Guerrero.
Period: Ca. 900 - 600 B.C.
Size: 3H. x 3-1/8W.

Description: Carved mottled light blue-green serpentine maskette, having faint oval eyes, deeply undercut brows and drilled circular elements on either side of the bridge of his nose. Flared upper lip reduced to a trapezoidal band indicates an Olmec influence. Shallow round drill holes under the upper lip. Surface has an oxidized whitish patina, and impacted with cinnabar. Some ancient loss to the upper head ridge, and some scattered surface weathering, otherwise intact.
Provenance: John Stokes Jr. collection, acquired September 1967. Ex. Herman and Socorro Navarette. Published: The Olmec World - Ritual and Rulership, p. 308, #226. 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: $100.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Olmec / Mezcala Serpentine Maskette

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. OZ $3,250.00 1 2/26/2023 12:17:23 AM
2. ajax $3,000.00 1 2/27/2023 10:16:09 AM

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