05-10-2008 05-10-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2408 Boston
May 10, 2008 09:00 AMCalender
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Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure of a Priest

$1,481$1,250
Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2408 Location: Boston Date / Time: May 10, 2008 10:00AM

Description:

Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure of a Priest, Nopiloa, c. 550-950 A.D., the kneeling figure wearing a monkey deity costume, holding a shield in one hand and with removable face mask in the form of a goateed monkey, with layered headdress, ht. 6 1/4 in.

Provenance: Sotheby's, May 17, 1994, lot 175.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Keywords

Priest