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Pre-Columbian Pottery Effigy Figure

Auction:
2209
Lot:
50
Sold for:
$940$800

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Auction:
Sale #2209 - 2209
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 20, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Pre-Columbian Pottery Effigy Figure, Vera Cruz, c. 550-950 A.D., the seated "Fire God" with hands to the knees, wearing large ear decorations and multiple necklaces, the slightly smiling face with goatee beard, (one leg and arm broken and reglued, cracks), ht. 12 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

Vera Cruz, Beard, Facial hair, Goatee