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Pre-Columbian Mayan Heads and Whistle

Antiquities - South America


LOT 937

Estimate
GBP (£) 80 - 120
EUR (€) 90 - 140
USD ($) 110 - 170
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £299

PRE-COLUMBIAN MAYAN HEADS AND WHISTLE

Circa 250-900 AD. A mixed group of five pre-Columbian ceramic heads, comprising: a human head in grey fabric modelled in the half-round, with skull-cap and oversize ears; a grotesque animal head in brown fabric, D-shaped in plan with bulging eyes and gaping mouth; an animal head in dark brown fabric with large disc eyes and segmented projection to one side; a hollow half-height figurine depicting a human figure with the left hand on the stomach and the right hand behind the head, the face carefully depicted, pierced on the left arm and shoulder as a whistle; a large cream ceramic head with almond-shaped eyes, prominent nose, scaphoid mouth and discoid earrings with a neck ring between, supplied on a custom-made stand. Ceramic, 570 grams including stand, height of whistle: 76.7 mm. [5]

Condition
Fine condition.

Provenance
From an old English collection.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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