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Lot 0445
**Originally Listed At $100**

Guatemala, early 20th century CE. A very attractive wooden slingshot (ondilla) in the form of a parrot. The avian figure is "standing" upon an elongated tail with its feet tucked under its bulbous body, with wings folded at its sides and stylized feathers across its back and chest. A rounded protruding bead, circular incised eyes, a rounded head, and a six-pronged sling mount comprise the fine details of this well-worn hunting instrument. Size: 1.25" L x 1" W x 5.25" H (3.2 cm x 2.5 cm x 13.3 cm); 5.875" H (14.9 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: ex-private Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA collection

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Surface wear commensurate with age and use, with a stylistic drill hole through the feet, else intact with very good brown patina.

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Superb Guatemalan Wooden Slingshot - Parrot Form

Estimate $150 - $225Apr 30, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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