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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3536B Marlborough
December 14, 2020 12:00 PMCalender

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  • Greenstone Mezcala Figure

    Lot: 1
    Sold for: $313$250

    Greenstone Mezcala Figure, slender form, standing with grooved arms low on the torso, with sloping shoulders, face with grooved mouth and eyes, and brow line, with metal stand, ht. 5 3/4 in. more ...

  • Mezcala Stone Figure

    Lot: 2
    Sold for: $1,250$1,000

    Mezcala Stone Figure, standing on tapering legs with grooved arms held at the chest, with sloping shoulders and broad face with recessed mouth and nose and brows in relief, with metal stand, ht. 5 more ...

  • Stone Mezcala Figure

    Lot: 3
    Sold for: $125$100

    Stone Mezcala Figure, rounded torso with defined arms, recessed mouth and eyes, on metal stand, (broken and restored in two places), ht. 4 1/4 in. more ...

  • Pre-Columbian Stone Effigy Celt

    Lot: 4
    Sold for: $1,250$1,000

    Pre-Columbian Stone Effigy Celt, Olmec, Mexico, basalt stone, divided into two sections by a softened groove around the stone, the upper part with a raised face with open mouth and bared teeth, more ...

  • Pre-Columbian Stone Funerary Mask

    Lot: 5
    Sold for: $3,125$2,500

    Pre-Columbian Stone Funerary Mask, Teotihuacan, Mexico, c. 450-650 AD, the large eyes deeply drilled at the corners for inlays, under slightly arched brows, wide nose with drilled nostrils, more ...

  • Costa Rican Jade Staff-bearer Pendant

    Lot: 6
    Sold for: $750$600

    Costa Rican Jade Staff-bearer Pendant, Atlantic watershed region, c. 300-700 AD, the monkey standing on bent legs and holding a double-headed staff before him, an alligator's head at the base with more ...

  • Costa Rican Jade Axe-God Pendant

    Lot: 7
    Sold for: $531$425

    Costa Rican Jade Axe-God Pendant, c. 300-700 AD, a large example, the abstracted figure carved in relief on one side, with two holes pierced for suspension, (minor chip at bottom edge), lg. 6 3/4 more ...

  • Costa Rican Jade Axe-God

    Lot: 8
    Sold for: $531$425

    Costa Rican Jade Axe-God , c. 300-700 AD, the abstracted figure carved in relief on one side, with hole pierced through, lg. 5 3/4 in. Provenance: Private collection, Rochester, New York; I.M. more ...

  • Costa Rican Stone Mace Head

    Lot: 9
    Sold for: $250$200

    Costa Rican Stone Mace Head, c. 500-1000 AD, alabaster, owl-form, with large curved beak, recessed round eyes, and horns, with central insertion shaft hole, lg. 3 3/4 in. more ...

  • Veraguas Gold Frog Pendant

    Lot: 10
    Sold for: $875$700

    Veraguas Gold Frog Pendant, Costa Rica, c. 800-1500 AD, in the form of a frog, with large round eyes, and rounded back, with two large flat rear legs, with a ring below each eye for attachment, gold more ...

  • Diquis Gold Pendant of a Man

    Lot: 11
    Sold for: $563$450

    Diquis Gold Pendant of a Man, Costa Rica, c. 800-1500 AD, standing with legs apart, holding an axe in the right hand, and possibly a rattle in the left, with exaggerated facial features and ears, more ...

  • Diquis Gold Pendant Figure

    Lot: 12
    Sold for: $375$300

    Diquis Gold Pendant Figure, Costa Rica, c. 800-1500 AD, figure of a man, possibly singing, with right hand on chest and left arm raised, wearing a hat, with suspension loop on top of the head, gold more ...

  • Diquis Gold Avian Pendant

    Lot: 13
    Sold for: $938$750

    Diquis Gold Avian Pendant, Costa Rica, c. 800-1500 AD, possibly an eagle, with large round eyes, and downturned beak, small projecting taloned feet, with spread wings, and large flattened triangular more ...

  • Diquis Gold Avian Pendant

    Lot: 14
    Sold for: $2,000$1,600

    Diquis Gold Avian Pendant, Costa Rica, c. 800-1500 AD, possibly an eagle, with projecting ears, large round eyes, and downturned openwork beak, the projecting taloned feet finely detailed, with more ...

  • Pre-Columbian Copper Funerary Mask

    Lot: 15
    Sold for: $813$650

    Pre-Columbian Copper Funerary Mask, Chimu, Peru, c. 1000-1400 AD, hammered copper, possibly with some gold content, pierced in places for attachments, (damage to nose), ht. 5 1/4, wd. 7 in. more ...

  • Pre-Columbian Copper Pectoral Ornament

    Lot: 16
    Sold for: $625$500

    Pre-Columbian Copper Pectoral Ornament, Chimu, Peru, c. 1000-1400 AD, hammered copper, possibly with some gold content, three layers of copper panels attached with wide staples, with friezes of more ...

  • Pre-Columbian Textile Fragment

    Lot: 17
    Sold for: $406$325

    Pre-Columbian Textile Fragment, Chancay, Peru, c. 1200-1400 AD, tapestry woven wool and cotton warp band with fringe, decorated with running puma figures, mounted and framed, with some losses to the more ...

  • Pre-Columbian Textile Fragment

    Lot: 18
    Sold for: $1,250$1,000

    Pre-Columbian Textile Fragment, Chancay, Peru, c. 1100-1300 AD, long panel with fringe on one side, decorated with multicolored human figures and numerous small fish, framed, 46 x 7 in. more ...

  • Timor Mask

    Lot: 19
    Unsold  

    Timor Mask, early 20th century, large wood mask with cutout eyes and mouth, two holes pierced for wearing, ht. 11 1/2, wd. 10 in. more ...

  • Indonesian Ancestor Figure

    Lot: 20
    Unsold  

    Indonesian Ancestor Figure, Flores Island, elongated torso without arms, simple face and topknot on crown, weathered surface, with metal stand, ht. 26 in. more ...

  • Ataoro Amulet Figure

    Lot: 21
    Unsold  

    Ataoro Amulet Figure, Ataoro Island, Indonesia, 19th century, carved from horn, the minimalist torso carved from the natural shape of the horn, with a classically rendered Ataoro face, with fiber more ...

  • Stone Tanimbar Figure

    Lot: 22
    Unsold  

    Stone Tanimbar Figure, South Moluccas, Indonesia, standing on heavy legs, with thin arms carved in relief, holding hands to the chest, the head a separate stone with open mouth, crescent ears, long more ...

  • Dayak Tun Tun Stick

    Lot: 23
    Sold for: $250$200

    Dayak Tun Tun Stick, West Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, seated figure holding a small monkey between its knees, (minor loss), lg. 13 1/2 in. more ...

  • Dayak Tun Tun Stick

    Lot: 24
    Sold for: $281$225

    Dayak Tun Tun Stick, West Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, seated figure with elbows on its knees, eroded surface, lg. 21 1/2 in. more ...

  • Five Wood Dayak Amulet Figures

    Lot: 25
    Sold for: $938$750

    Five Wood Dayak Amulet Figures, Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, three wood charms, a figurative stopper and a mythological creature, on a metal base, ht. 6, 4 1/2, 4 1/2, 4 1/4, and 4 in. more ...

  • Dayak Wood Coffin End

    Lot: 26
    Unsold  

    Dayak Wood Coffin End, 19th century, Kayan, Dayak, Borneo, Indonesia, large anthropomorphic Aso figure, possibly a dog or dragon, once attached to the end of a coffin, with large glass bead eyes and more ...

  • Kendayan Dayak Hampatong Ancestor Cult Figure

    Lot: 27
    Sold for: $2,125$1,700

    Kendayan Dayak Hampatong Ancestor Cult Figure, Western Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, standing on a rectangular block support, with articulated arms held out to the sides and hands open, with a more ...

  • Batak Shaman's Lime Squeezer

    Lot: 28
    Sold for: $375$300

    Batak Shaman's Lime Squeezer, Batak, Sumatra, Indonesia, 19th century, seated ancestor figure, with legs drawn up slightly and hands on knees, the delicate arms with small cutout between arm and more ...

  • Indonesian Kris Handle

    Lot: 29
    Sold for: $313$250

    Indonesian Kris Handle, hardwood, carved abstract human figure, smooth, dark patina, with metal stand, ht. 4 1/8 in. Provenance: Private collection, Westport, New York; Dave DeRoche, San more ...

  • Philippine Carved Wood Spoon

    Lot: 30
    Unsold  

    Philippine Carved Wood Spoon, Ifugao, northern Luzon, c. early 20th century, the handle in the form of a male figure, dark rich patina, (chip to headgear), lg. 5 3/4 in. Provenance: Private more ...