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Pre-Columbian Polychrome Portrait Vessel

Auction:
2074
Lot:
9
Sold for:
$2,990$2,600

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Auction:
Sale #2074 - 2074
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
September 15, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Portrait Vessel, Moche, depicting a man with long hair, ear spools, and cap, the colors are red, cream-color, and buff, (hairline crack), ht. 7 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected at a railroad construction site in Peru, 1880s, descended in the Forbes family, lot includes original collection history.
Estimate $2,000-2,500

Keywords

railroad construction site, Forbes, Moche, Polychrome, Pottery, Pre-Columbian