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Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
May 12, 2021 10:00 AMCalender
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Pre-Columbian Figurative Flute

 
Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3640BLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: May 12, 2021 10:00AM

Description:

Pre-Columbian Figurative Flute, Veracruz, c. 250-950 AD, the tubular flute of characteristic form, a pair of decorative flanges flare out from the sides, the mouthpiece below a standing priest figure, with arms outstretched, a large jade bead below the nose, wearing lengthy tunic and elaborate feathered headdress, a circular pierced disk at back, (restoration to break on stem),lg. 12, wd. 5 1/2 in.
Estimate $600-800


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