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Olmec Terra-cotta Head

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
17
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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Olmec Terra-cotta Head, c. 1000-400 BC, portrait head of a baby, with full lips and slightly open mouth with teeth, well-modeled nose below coffee bean eyes with pierced pupils, one raised brow and incised lines on the crown, ht. 6 in.

Provenance: T. Misenhimer collection, California.
Estimate $1,200-1,800


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Keywords

Americas, Civilizations, Cotta, History of North America, Hyperdiffusionism in archaeology, Lip, Olmecs

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