24 mai 2009

A fine teotihuacan greenstone mask, Classic, ca. A.D. 450-650

A fine teotihuacan greenstone mask, Classic, ca. A.D. 450-650 the idealized face distinguished by wide deeply recessed eyes, and strong cheekbones and nose, the lips gently parted; pierced at the sides of the head and center of the forehead; in deep greenish black stone with red striations.  height 5 3/8 in. 13.7cm. Est. 100,000—150,000 USD. Lot Sold 92,500 USD PROVENANCE: Merrin Gallery, 1975 NOTE: With evocative, elongated eyes, this fine mask is characteristic of the slightly smaller stone heads without ear... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2009

A teotihuacan tecali mask, Classic, ca. A.D. 450-650

A teotihuacan tecali mask, Classic, ca. A.D. 450-650 of large rectangular form and deep section, with flanged ears, narrowed oval eyes and lips gently parted, high cheekbones and straight brows; pierced on the lobes for ornaments and four times at the back for attachment, in lime green translucent stone. height 8 1/4 in. 20.5cm. Est. 70,000—90,000 USD. Lot Sold 104,500 USD PROVENANCE: Raul Kamffer, 1957 NOTE: The strong lime green color of the tecali stone enhances the idealized portraiture of this mask. The deeply... [Lire la suite]
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