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LOT 0532

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GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 8,860 - 11,070
USD ($) 10,450 - 13,060

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£6,750 (EUR 7,474; USD 8,814) (+bp*)

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Mesoamerican Seated Jaguar Figurine

Post-Classical Period, 13th-16th century AD

A carved alabaster figure of a jaguar crouching with back erect, jaws gaping and tongue protruding between the teeth. 3.5 kg, 25.5cm (10"). Fine condition. Extremely rare.

Provenance
Property of an Italian collector living in Torino; part of her family's collection since 1965; by descent from her grandmother in 1993; accompanied by a copy of the Italian export permit, an academic report by Emilio J. Bejarano Erosa (Director of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico, 1968-1982); and an eleven page positive scientific report from Ciram SAS, Bordeaux, France.
Literature
See Smith, B., Mexico. A History in Art, Mexico, 1979.