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Auction Closes At: 10:43:00 02/27/2023
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 015. Olmec Bearded Maskette with Incisions
Estimate: $6,000-$9,000
Current High Bid: $12,500.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $12,500.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Mexico - Olmec and Pre-Classic Cultures
Culture or Country: Tabasco.
Period: Ca. 900 - 600 B.C.
Size: 3H. x 2W.

Description: Small, bearded maskette, retains a distinctive, fleshy character, with full pensive, deeply set downturned eyes, puffy mouth is segmented; and a pronounced goatee extends from below the projecting lower lip. The maskette is concave in the back and perforated for suspension. The authority of this image is confirmed by incisions, which depict a supernatural state. A vertical band encloses two ovals along the left cheek. Above the right eye is an image of a cleft head with almond shaped eyes and two fangs projecting from the mouth; below the right eye is a squared spiral. Retains red cinnabar highlights. Ancient loss to his right ear, bridge of his nose, and upper goatee, otherwise intact. An exceptional example.
Provenance: John Stokes Jr. collection, acquired July 1989. Ex. William Spratling, 1950s-1960s. Ex. A. Herrero, by descent to M. Hernandez. Published in The Olmec World - Ritual and Rulership, p. 252, #153. 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:
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International: $110.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Olmec Bearded Maskette with Incisions

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. gorangers $12,500.00 1 2/27/2023 10:37:45 AM
2. rietveld33 $12,000.00 1 2/27/2023 10:30:54 AM
3. gorangers $12,000.00(losing tie) 1 2/27/2023 10:34:44 AM
4. gorangers $11,000.00 1 2/27/2023 10:24:58 AM
5. rietveld33 $10,500.00 1 2/27/2023 10:20:04 AM

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