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Description

Pre-columbian Maya Molded Whistle Figure from Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, ca. 600-900 A.D. The buff terracotta figurine is molded with expert detail portraying a standing dignitary or deity figure posing with a tall fan shaped headdress, typical cropped hair below, scarification on the nasal septum, closed eyes, wearing a tufted warrior costume, holding a small shield, large tied knot across a healthy stomach, and, in an unusual trait, has a human hand or foot suspended at the neck. Retains traces of rare ancient Maya Blue paint. These figurines are specific to the Alta Verapaz region and are not found else where.
5.5" in height.

Condition

All lots will be sold with a COA guaranteeing the authenticity of the piece for a lifetime. All items will come with full provenance information. Condition report and provenance is available upon request. All items were legally obtained and are legal to buy and sell.

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Pre-columbian Maya Whistle Figure

Estimate $700 - $900Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price $350
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2728 Davie Blvd #133
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
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