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Lot 0558
**Originally Listed At $1200**

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A hand-built redware pottery vessel of a rather unusual form. When gripped at the neck and held upside down, the vessel resembles a fierce mace or hand axe, its protruding 'head' poised to cause some damage. A fascinating example alluding to the use of weaponry by the indigenous of West Mexico. Size: 7" W x 9.625" H (17.8 cm x 24.4 cm)

Provenance: collection of the late Alfred E. Stendahl, Stendahl Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Normal surface wear commensurate with age. Hairline surface fissure on one side, otherwise superb. Nice areas of manganese deposits grace the surface as well.

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Colima Pottery Jar - Mace Form

Estimate $1,600 - $2,400Oct 17