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Four Veracruz Head Fragments

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
28
Sold for:
$1,107$900

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

Description:

Four Veracruz Head Fragments, late classic period, 550-950 AD, including a smiling head with spider monkey molded on the headdress, an El Faisan-type head with red tattoos on the checks, a head with knopped coiffure and details in black pigment, and another with remnants of elaborate jewelry, ht. 8 1/4 to 5 in.

Provenance: Private collection Long Island, New York; Sotheby's, New York, May 16, 1989, Lot 466.
Estimate $600-900


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Mayfair, Modern history, Spider, Tattoo, Upper East Side

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