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Auction Closes At: 10:40:00 02/27/2023
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 011. Olmec Greenstone Bowl Fragment with Figural Head
Estimate: $4,000-$6,000
Current High Bid: $4,750.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $4,750.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Mexico - Olmec and Pre-Classic Cultures
Culture or Country: --
Period: Ca. 900 - 600 B.C.
Size: 5-1/2H. x 4-1/2W.

Description: Carved greenstone breccia figural bowl fragment depicting a beautiful male head of a dignitary with a fancy stepped-segmented headdress with a raised top crest, secured with a segmented chin strap. Relief carved very expressive facial features, lips parted and relief carved bar-type stepped rear hairdo. All decorated with drill holes around the headdress and sides of his neck. A portion of his upper arms form the partial rim of the bowl. Excellent ancient surface patina with some remaining traces of red cinnabar highlights. A rare and beautiful example. Old lucite block base.
Provenance: John Stokes Jr. collection, acquired July 1989, by descent from A. Herrero. Originally purchased from Eddie Avila Ortiz, 1960s.
Shipping Fee:
National: $55.00
International: $125.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).
   




Olmec Greenstone Bowl Fragment with Figural Head

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. Malcolm $4,750.00 1 2/27/2023 10:24:06 AM
2. Hug $4,500.00 1 2/27/2023 10:34:16 AM
3. Klimt $4,000.00 1 2/27/2023 10:25:25 AM
4. Klimt $3,500.00 1 2/27/2023 10:23:48 AM
5. Hug $3,250.00 1 2/27/2023 10:22:59 AM

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