DoneApr 05, 2004 1:20 PM EDT
Encino, CA, United States
Auction Details

Auction 84, pt. Hasso von Winning Collection

The collection of the late Hasso von Winning, featuring his diverse collection of small Pre-Columbian antiquities. Also included in this sale is a West coast collection of antiquities, featuring ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece. The end of the sale contains an interesting collection of Jewish related material.

Hasso Von Winning, 1914-2001 was a distinguished scholar of Pre-Columbian civilizations notably West Mexican cultures. Probably best know for his corpus entitled Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America, published in 1968 and recognized worldwide as a most useful and important reference. Professor Von Winning's extensive fieldwork was supported by his analysis of thousands of ceramic tomb fragments and glyphs. Analyzed and catalogued over a span of more than thirty years and brought into the United States in 1948, this important collection is now offered for sale for the first time. The collection being offered features over 2,000 Pre-Columbian artifacts, primarily Teotihuacan and West Mexican origins. The artifacts are being sold the same way Professor Von Winning grouped them over the past 50 years. In most cases they are still in the same candy boxes that he originally used.
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