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Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Ibarra, Valdivian culture, ca. 1800 to 1500 BCE. A fine axehead, hand-carved from a greenstone with

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Guerrero Chontal Greenstone Effigy Olmecoid Features

Lot 0133 Details

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**Originally Listed At $800**

Pre-Columbian, central Mexico, Guerrero region, Chontal, ca. 500 to 300 BCE. An intriguing depiction of a standing anthropomorphic effigy, hand-carved from mottled forest-green stone with beige and dark-grey inclusions. The composition exhibits a host of noteworthy Olmecoid features such as the delineation gap between the legs, the stocky arms, and the veristic facial features in contrast to the abstract stylization of classic Chontal sculpture. Almond-shaped eyes beneath incised brows, a bulbous nose with flared nostrils, and puffy lips surrounding a protruding tongue form the almost pensive countenance, all flanked by two pierced, tab-shaped ears, and topped with an incised groove beneath the angled coiffure. Custom museum-quality display stand included. Size: 2.2" W x 6.375" H (5.6 cm x 16.2 cm); 7" H (17.8 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Los Angeles County, California, USA collection, acquired by descent from the owner's father, collection amassed between 1950-1990

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Loss to one leg. Small chips to remaining foot, verso, and head, with softening to some finer details. Light earthen deposits throughout. Old inventory labels on verso.
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Guerrero Chontal Greenstone Effigy Olmecoid Features

Estimate $1,400 - $2,100
Mar 26, 2020
Starting Price $650
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0133: Guerrero Chontal Greenstone Effigy Olmecoid Features

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Est. $1,400 - $2,100Starting Price $650
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Lot 0133 Details

Description
...
**Originally Listed At $800**

Pre-Columbian, central Mexico, Guerrero region, Chontal, ca. 500 to 300 BCE. An intriguing depiction of a standing anthropomorphic effigy, hand-carved from mottled forest-green stone with beige and dark-grey inclusions. The composition exhibits a host of noteworthy Olmecoid features such as the delineation gap between the legs, the stocky arms, and the veristic facial features in contrast to the abstract stylization of classic Chontal sculpture. Almond-shaped eyes beneath incised brows, a bulbous nose with flared nostrils, and puffy lips surrounding a protruding tongue form the almost pensive countenance, all flanked by two pierced, tab-shaped ears, and topped with an incised groove beneath the angled coiffure. Custom museum-quality display stand included. Size: 2.2" W x 6.375" H (5.6 cm x 16.2 cm); 7" H (17.8 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Los Angeles County, California, USA collection, acquired by descent from the owner's father, collection amassed between 1950-1990

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#137368
Condition
...
Loss to one leg. Small chips to remaining foot, verso, and head, with softening to some finer details. Light earthen deposits throughout. Old inventory labels on verso.

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