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Auction Closes At: 10:50:00 02/27/2023
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 016. Olmec Jade Face Pendant
Estimate: $6,000-$9,000
Current High Bid: $5,000.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $5,000.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Mexico - Olmec and Pre-Classic Cultures
Culture or Country: Tabasco.
Period: Ca. 900 - 600 B.C.
Size: 1-1/2H. x 1-3/8W.

Description: Exceptional blue-green jade pendant, carved on both sides with a profile head of a dignitary and having individual symbolic-ritual images, including a stylized bird carved in relief on the reverse side. The front depicts a dignitary wearing an openwork fancy headdress and disc ear ornaments. A zoomorphic head is incorporated in his hairdo, probably a jaguar. He is depicted with very expressive powerful facial features, parted lips with front teeth. suspension hole drilled in the upper portion of his headdress. Excellent ancient surface patina. Some almost invisible natural stable fault lines within the plaque, but intact, exc. cond. A rare and beautiful example.
Provenance: John Stokes Jr. collection, acquired from Fine Arts of Ancient Lands, NYC., November 2006.
Shipping Fee:
National: $50.00
International: $100.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Olmec Jade Face Pendant

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. Keoma $5,000.00 1 2/27/2023 10:34:21 AM
2. longcat $4,750.00 1 2/27/2023 10:36:16 AM
3. longcat $4,500.00 1 2/27/2023 10:36:08 AM
4. longcat $4,000.00 1 2/27/2023 10:27:11 AM
5. Bobcat $3,750.00 1 2/27/2023 10:14:08 AM

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