09-06-2014 09-06-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2745B Boston
September 6, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Teotihuacan Carved Stone Mask

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2745B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 06, 2014 10:00AM


Teotihuacan Carved Stone Mask, c. 450-650 A.D., with delicately carved features in white stone, collected before 1970, 5 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.

Provenance: James Sachs Plaut (1912-1996), founder and first director of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. During World War II, Plaut directed the Art Looting Investigation Unit for the United States Government, the group known as the "Monuments Men."
Estimate $2,500-3,500

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James Sachs Plaut, Teotihuacan, first director, Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, Art Looting Investigation Unit, United States Government