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Auction Closes At: 10:05:00 07/24/2013
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 001. Olmec Pottery Head
Estimate: $4,000-$6,000
Current High Bid: $4,000.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $4,000.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Mexico - Olmec and Pre-Classic Cultures
Culture or Country: Las Bocas, Mexico.
Period: Ca. 1200-800 B.C.
Size: 5-1/4H.

Description: Large hollow pottery head of an adolescent, with hair tufts on his forehead. Beautifully sculpted, sensitive facial features, parted lips revealing two front teeth, and wearing small ear spools. Some remaining traces of red surface pigment. Scattered mineral deposits and root marks. Restored diagonal breakline on the right side between the nose and cheek, repaired from four original pieces with some resurfacing over the breaklines, mostly on the top left side of the of head. An exceptional and rare example. Old custom lucite base.
Provenance: Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Blumenthal, NYC., acquired Alphonse Jax, NYC, 1985. Ex. Mathias Komor, NYC, 1970s.
Shipping Fee:
National: $24.00
International: $125.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Olmec Pottery Head

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. ozzy $4,000.00 1 7/24/2013 9:58:43 AM
2. Mars $3,750.00 1 7/24/2013 9:55:05 AM
3. Wile E. Coyote $3,500.00 1 7/23/2013 10:12:17 PM
4. voodooman $3,500.00(losing tie) 1 7/24/2013 9:26:38 AM
5. voodooman $3,000.00 1 7/24/2013 9:26:21 AM

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