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Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, Proto-Mayan to Classic Mayan, ca. 500 BCE to 800 CE. An impressive collection of seven early to classic Mayan pottery items. First, a zoomorphic whistle with an avian head and nub-shaped legs, and a pottery head with a broad face, large ears, and tall headdress. Second, four standing figures with arms bent to their hips: two males with spread legs, wide heads, and large protruding noses; one with a large chest, zoomorphic facial features, and a great bulging chest; and a female figure with small perky breasts, almond-shaped eyes, large ear spools, and an elaborate headdress. Lastly, a brownware pottery vessel with a stable base, tall sides, a deep cavity, and a finely-detailed face with grand ears and a protruding nose. An enjoyable gathering for any collector! Size of largest item: 4.25" W x 4.125" H (10.8 cm x 10.5 cm).

Provenance: ex-Historia Antiques, Santa Monica, California, USA, ex-James Caswell collection

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All items have age-commensurate surface wear and earthen/mineral deposits throughout. Whistle has loss to one wing, legs, and base. Head is fragment of larger figure, and has part of metal screw and adhesive in base, presumably from a previous base. Two male figures have losses to legs, with one leg on darker figure restored. Female figure is fragment of larger figure, with losses to headdress and base. Face vessel repaired from multiple pieces, with losses along crack lines.

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Lot of 7 Ancient Mayan Terracotta Objects

Estimate $300 - $500Sep 25, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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