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Auction Closes At: 10:31:00 02/27/2023
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 014. Olmec Blue-green Serpentine Maskette
Estimate: $15,000-$20,000
Current High Bid: $7,500.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $7,500.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Mexico - Olmec and Pre-Classic Cultures
Culture or Country: Maya regions.
Period: Ca. 600 - 400 B.C.
Size: 4-1/4”H. x 3-1/2”W.

Description: Exceptional carved deep blue-green serpentine maskette, having beautifully sculpted bold facial features, parted bow shaped lips, baring teeth, drilled and carved recessed eyes with flashy lids and arched brows, well defined nose and pierced lug ears. Deeply carved hollowed reverse. Two drilled suspension holes along the top edge. Excellent ancient surface patina, with scattered deposits in the low areas. Intact, exc. cond. A top quality, excellent example. Old custom base.
Provenance: Private FL. collection. Ex. Private FL. physician’s collection. Ex. Ron Messick Fine Arts, Santa Fe., 1990’s, ex. Private CA. collection, 1960’s - 1980’s. Old collection label affixed to the back of base.
Shipping Fee:
National: $75.00
International: $175.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Olmec Blue-green Serpentine Maskette

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. Solo $7,500.00 1 2/27/2023 10:25:59 AM

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