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Superb Colima Obsidian Pectoral

Lot 0052 Details

Description
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. This is a curved obsidian pectoral with clear impact marks from manufacture around its edges and smoothed front and back; there are drilled holes for suspension at either end. Obsidian offerings were common in Colima tombs. Colima, located on Mexico's southwestern coast, was during this time part of the shaft tomb culture, along with neighbors to the north in Jalisco and Nayarit. In this culture, the dead were buried down shafts -- 3 to 20 meters deep -- that were dug vertically or near vertically through the volcanic tuff that makes up the geology of the region. The base of the shaft would open into one or more horizontal chambers with a low ceiling. These shafts were almost always dug beneath a dwelling, probably a family home, and seem to have been used as family mausoleums, housing the remains of many related individuals. Size: 6" W x 3.25" H (15.2 cm x 8.3 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Nikotovich collection acquired before 1980.

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#113100
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Superb Colima Obsidian Pectoral

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$750
Jun 02, 2016
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0052: Superb Colima Obsidian Pectoral

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$500
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$750
Starting Price
$250
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
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Lot 0052 Details

Description
...
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. This is a curved obsidian pectoral with clear impact marks from manufacture around its edges and smoothed front and back; there are drilled holes for suspension at either end. Obsidian offerings were common in Colima tombs. Colima, located on Mexico's southwestern coast, was during this time part of the shaft tomb culture, along with neighbors to the north in Jalisco and Nayarit. In this culture, the dead were buried down shafts -- 3 to 20 meters deep -- that were dug vertically or near vertically through the volcanic tuff that makes up the geology of the region. The base of the shaft would open into one or more horizontal chambers with a low ceiling. These shafts were almost always dug beneath a dwelling, probably a family home, and seem to have been used as family mausoleums, housing the remains of many related individuals. Size: 6" W x 3.25" H (15.2 cm x 8.3 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Nikotovich collection acquired before 1980.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#113100
Condition
...
Intact/excellent

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