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Auction Closes At: 12:03:01 03/03/2023
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 018. Olmec Green Serpentine Plaque with Incised Face
Estimate: $4,000-$6,000
Current High Bid: $3,750.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $3,750.00

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: 6-1/8”Dia.

Description: Carved green serpentine disc incised on the convex side with a face of a deity, possibly a mirror back, or used as a support for a mosaic of obsidian or jade. The incised face is contained in a cleft rectangle, the almond shape eyes are incised with irises, and the nostrils sit atop the trapezoidal mouth. A sharp, banded triangle emerging from the cleft. All highlighted in red cinnabar. A few minor ancient underside edge flakes having heavy calcified ancient deposits over the chips and on the back of the mask, otherwise intact, exc. cond. A rare and beautiful example.
Provenance: John Stokes Jr. collection, acquired October 1959 from Jaime Garcia, NYC. Published: “The Olmec World - Ritual and Rulership, p. 311, #233. Bibliography: Peter David Joralemon, “A Study of Olmec Iconography”. Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology, no. 7 (Washington D.C., 1971), fig. 185. Virginia M. Fields, “The Iconographic Heritage of the Maya Jester God”, in Sixth Palenque Round Table, 1986, ed. Virginia M. Fields (Norman, Okla, 1991, fig. 5C. 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: $105.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Olmec Green Serpentine Plaque with Incised Face

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. Kinich Ahau $3,750.00 1 3/3/2023 11:39:38 AM
2. Nobody $3,700.00 1 3/3/2023 11:35:12 AM
3. Kinich Ahau $3,650.00 1 3/3/2023 11:34:12 AM
4. Nobody $3,600.00 1 3/3/2023 11:34:00 AM
5. Kinich Ahau $3,550.00 1 3/3/2023 11:33:28 AM

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