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Lot 0109A
Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, ca 600 to 1000 CE. A ceremonial avian mace head, hand-carved from a caramel brown stone with mesmerizing, large round eyes and a curved beak showing finely incised details, a register presenting an interlacing, woven pattern followed by striations behind the large perforation, and finally, a pointed tail - the form most resembling that of a hummingbird. Custom stand. Size: 7.375" L x 3.25" H (18.7 cm x 8.3 cm); 6.25" H (15.9 cm) on stand

Provenance: Ex-Private Smith Collection, Atlanta, GA

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Losses to tip of tail, section surrounding the perforation, and surface as shown.

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Large Costa Rican Brown Stone Mace Head - Bird Form

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500Feb 9, 2017