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Lot 0108
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. An endearing, near-miniature mask hand-carved from a green stone of rich hues with round negatively carved eyes, a straight protruding nose, petite cup-shaped ears, and a hairline finely delineated. Perforated at top center for suspension. Custom stand. Size: 1.375" W x 1.5" H (3.5 cm x 3.8 cm); 2.625" H (6.7 cm) on stand

Provenance: Ex-Peter Arnovick collection, San Francisco, CA

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Intact and excellent. Mark above left eye is only a surface fissure likely inherent to the original stone.

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Near-Miniature Colima Greenstone Maskette, ex-Arnovick

Estimate $700 - $900Sep 22, 2016
Louisville, CO, USA