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Auction 2473

September 26, 2009 10:00AM

09-26-2009 09-26-2009

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Lots

Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Figure

Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Figure

Lot:
1
Sold for:
$1,067$900

Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Figure, Colima, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., the seated female figure wearing a skirt, with conch shell trumpet in one hand, traces of white, red, and black pigment, ht. 12 More ...

Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure

Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure

Lot:
2
Sold for:
$1,304$1,100

Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure, Nayarit, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., the seated emaciated male form with arms across the knees and wearing elaborate ear and nose ornaments, (repaired leg), ht. 14 1/2 in. More ...

Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Warrior Figure

Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Warrior Figure

Lot:
3
Sold for:
$948$800

Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Warrior Figure, Nayarit, western Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-A.D. 250, the seated form with helmet and body armor and holding a club, traces of pigment, ht. 15 in. More ...

Pre-Columbian Pottery Dog

Pre-Columbian Pottery Dog

Lot:
4
Sold for:
$5,036$4,250

Pre-Columbian Pottery Dog, Colima, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., the well-fed form with exposed teeth and short curled tail, ht. 10 1/2, lg. 15 1/2 in. Provenance: Sotheby's, May 17, 2002, lot 26 2. More ...

Pre-Columbian Pottery Dog

Pre-Columbian Pottery Dog

Lot:
5
Sold for:
$1,304$1,100

Pre-Columbian Pottery Dog, Colima, Mexico, c. 100 B.C.-250 A.D., the redware form with pointed ears, incised teeth, and tail spout, (loss to the tip of one ear), lg. 13 1/2 in. More ...

Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure

Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure

Lot:
6
Sold for:
$2,370$2,000

Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure, Veracruz, Mexico, c. 600-900 A.D., depicting a priest with outstretched arms, with elaborate headdress and ornaments, traces of paint and black bitumen, (broken and More ...

Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Head

Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Head

Lot:
7
Sold for:
$2,370$2,000

Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Head, Mexico, Teotihuacan, c. 200-500 A.D., the elongated white-greenish human-shaped head, the eyes and mouth drilled at the corners, the ears perforated for attachment, More ...

Five Pre-Columbian Pottery Seals

Five Pre-Columbian Pottery Seals

Lot:
8
Sold for:
$356$300

Five Pre-Columbian Pottery Seals, Maya, c. 300-900 A.D., the largest representing "Culculkan" the plumed serpent, the others represent an owl, a frog, and two stylized heads, lg. to 4 1/4 in. More ...

Four Pre-Columbian Chipped Flint Eccentrics

Four Pre-Columbian Chipped Flint Eccentrics

Lot:
9
Sold for:
$711$600

Four Pre-Columbian Chipped Flint Eccentrics, Mayan, c. 600-800 A.D., two circular and two with serrated edges, lg. to 4 3/4 in. More ...

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Cylinder

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Cylinder

Lot:
10
Sold for:
$1,778$1,500

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Cylinder, Maya, the footed form with carved archways, three decorated with seated dignitaries, the rim with abstract avian devices, (hairline crack), ht. 6 1/2, dia. More ...

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Bowl

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Bowl

Lot:
11
Sold for:
$444$375

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Bowl, Maya, c. 300-800 A.D., the inside with a band of abstract birds, the outside with seated dignitaries and glyphs, (restored), ht. 3 1/4, dia. 8 in. More ...

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Tripod Plate

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Tripod Plate

Lot:
12
Sold for:
$4,740$4,000

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Tripod Plate, Maya, c. 550-950 A.D., the interior with dignitary seated on a jaguar skin dais and wearing an elaborate headdress, the flared sides with five jawless head More ...

Pre-Columbian Stone Panel

Pre-Columbian Stone Panel

Lot:
13
Sold for:
$1,422$1,200

Pre-Columbian Stone Panel, Mexico, possibly Toltec, the profile of a man wearing large ear spools, with one hand shown, 11 x 14 in. More ...

Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Hacha

Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Hacha

Lot:
14
Sold for:
$1,778$1,500

Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Hacha, Mexico, the abstract deity with long curved tongue projecting from a fanged mouth, oval concave eyes beneath swirled knobs, large swirling ear ornaments, ht. 5 1/2, More ...

Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Plaque

Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Plaque

Lot:
15
Sold for:
$3,318$2,800

Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Plaque, Maya, c. 500-800 A.D., carved on one side with a seated male figure wearing an elaborate headdress and ornamentation, pierced in five places for attachment, (broken More ...

Two Pre-Columbian Relief-Carved Stucco Panels

Two Pre-Columbian Relief-Carved Stucco Panels

Lot:
16
Sold for:
$4,740$4,000

Two Pre-Columbian Relief-Carved Stucco Panels, Maya, c. 550-950 A.D., depicting two confrontational forward-leaning lords wearing elaborate headdresses and ornaments, each 16 x 15 in. More ...

Pre-Columbian Carved Limestone Figure

Pre-Columbian Carved Limestone Figure

Lot:
17
Sold for:
$29,625$25,000

Pre-Columbian Carved Limestone Figure, Mexico, Huastec, c. 1200-1500 A.D., the standing male form with hands to the chest, characteristic depression at center of chest, with elaborate headdress and More ...

Two Central American Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Bowls

Two Central American Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Bowls

Lot:
18
Sold for:
$593$500

Two Central American Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Bowls, Costa Rica, a tripod bowl with feet in the form of humans and polychrome stylized designs overall, and a stylized feline form with black More ...

Three Pre-Columbian Polychrome Tripod Bowls

Three Pre-Columbian Polychrome Tripod Bowls

Lot:
19
Sold for:
$652$550

Three Pre-Columbian Polychrome Tripod Bowls, Costa Rica, two with stylized jaguar (?) feet, all with elaborate decoration, largest ht. 4 3/4, dia. 8 3/4 in. More ...

Two Pre-Columbian Polychrome Bowls

Two Pre-Columbian Polychrome Bowls

Lot:
20
Sold for:
$504$425

Two Pre-Columbian Polychrome Bowls, Costa Rica, both with stylized designs, one with avian figures wearing elaborate headdresses, (repairs to one), larger ht. 4 1/4, dia. 9 in. More ...

Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Figure

Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Figure

Lot:
21
Sold for:
$444$375

Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Figure, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 800-1000 A.D., in the form of a stylized standing female with painted detail, ht. 6 3/4 in. More ...

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Urn

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Urn

Lot:
22
Sold for:
$770$650

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Urn, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 800-1000 A.D., in traditional "Pataky" style, depicting a pair of lizards in relief, (some professional restoration over cracks), ht. 13 More ...

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Trophy Head Vessel

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Trophy Head Vessel

Lot:
23
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Trophy Head Vessel, Costa Rica, c. 800-1000 A.D., pedestal form tapering to the rim, with relief eyes, nose, and ears, painted with elaborate geometric designs, ht. More ...

Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Ear Spools

Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Ear Spools

Lot:
24
Sold for:
$889$750

Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Ear Spools, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 1200-1400 A.D., each with four wedge shapes with two perforations and two concave devices, dia. to 3 3/4 in. More ...

Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Celts

Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Celts

Lot:
25
Sold for:
$2,726$2,300

Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Celts, Costa Rica, c. 500-1000 A.D., an anthopomorphic and an avian form, both pierced for suspension, lg. to 5 1/4 in. More ...

Six Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Pendants

Six Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Pendants

Lot:
26
Sold for:
$533$450

Six Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Pendants, Costa Rica, c. 100-500 A.D., four in the form of Axe Gods, ht. to 5 1/4 in. More ...

Five Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Axe Gods

Five Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Axe Gods

Lot:
27
Sold for:
$593$500

Five Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Axe Gods, Costa Rica, c. 100-500 A.D., four in the form of abstract birds, all perforated for suspension, ht. to 5 1/4 in. More ...

Three Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Items

Three Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Items

Lot:
28
Sold for:
$563$475

Three Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Items, Costa Rica, c. 800-1200 A.D., a puma (?) head, an anthropomorphic figure, and a mace head shaped like an owl's head, ht. to 5 3/4 in. More ...

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Beaker

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Beaker

Lot:
29
Sold for:
$593$500

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Beaker, Peru, Nazca, c. 300-500 A.D., spotted back, the front with a relief-carved seated "cargador," convex bottom, (minor restoration), ht. 8 3/4 in. More ...

Central American Polychrome Pottery Urn

Central American Polychrome Pottery Urn

Lot:
30
Sold for:
$948$800

Central American Polychrome Pottery Urn, Costa Rica, c. 800-1000 A.D., the pedestal form with two arms holding a severed head, with bands of stylized geometric design, (minor loss), ht. 10 in. More ...