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Auction Closes At: 11:10:01 03/08/2024
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 002. Olmec Effigy Vessel of Two Embracing Tlacuaches
Estimate: $8,000-$10,000
Current High Bid: $0.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $0.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Mexico - Olmec and Pre-Classic Cultures
Culture or Country: Central Highlands.
Period: Early Pre-Classic Period: ca. 1200 - 900 B.C.
Size: 5H. x 4- 1/8W. (13 x 10.5 cm).

Description: Salmon color pottery zoomorphic vessel representing two opossums embracing around a gourd. The back paws are entwined. One hugs the other around the neck while the other holds the gourd with its back paws. The two heads are turned away from each other. The teeth are clearly seen, defined by small grooves. The eyes are elongated in a coffee bean shape. The ears are perked. Sections of the gourd are demarked by grooves. The opening of the vase is at the top of one of the two opossum heads. Scattered areas of mineral deposits and surface encrustation. Intact, exc. cond. A rare example. (Note: estimate in catalog was in error).
Provenance: Private NY. collection, acquired by the current collection in 2003, from Galerie Mermoz, Paris. Private European Collection. Acquired prior to 1971. Exhibition History: Galerie Mermoz Sales Exhibition: Galerie Mermoz, 6 rue du Cirque, Paris, 2002 - 2003. Galerie Mermoz Sales Exhibition, Booth 300/43: Cultura Basel, Basel, Switzerland, November 13 - 21, 1999. TL certificate from ASA Lab, France.
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International: $102.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Olmec Effigy Vessel of Two Embracing Tlacuaches

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. UNSOLD LOT $0.00 1 3/11/2024 5:03:49 PM
2. ajax $2,100.00 1 3/8/2024 11:01:14 AM
3. Luvthisstuff $2,000.00 1 3/8/2024 11:00:22 AM
4. ajax $1,800.00 1 3/8/2024 10:57:17 AM
5. Luvthisstuff $1,600.00 1 3/8/2024 10:55:47 AM

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