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Veracruz Head Fragment

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
29
Sold for:
$400$325

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

Description:

Veracruz Head Fragment, classic period, 450-650 AD, the elaborately adorned warrior's head with banded helmet, medallions at each side and secured with a chinstrap, wearing large tasseled ear ornaments, with pellet pupils and lips parted, areas highlighted with bitumen, ht. 8 1/4 in.

Provenance: Private collection, Long Island, New York; Sotheby's, New York, November 20, 1989, Lot 464.
Estimate $600-900


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