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Lot 0096
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, probably Colima to Michoacan, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Finely carved and polished obsidian mirrors like this example were prized by the ancients of the Americas, believed to serve as portals to the celestial realm, treasured for their divinatory, healing, as well as decorative properties. Custom stand. Size: 5.75" W x 6.125" H (14.6 cm x 15.6 cm); 6.375" H (16.2 cm) on stand

Provenance: Ex-Private Smith collection, Atlanta, GA

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#119918

Condition

Losses to periphery as shown. Minor surface scratches. White mineral deposits.

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Large West Mexican Obsidian Mirror

Estimate $800 - $1,200Feb 9, 2017