24 mai 2009

A Sicán gold mask, ca. A.D. 900-1200

A Sicán gold mask, ca. A.D. 900-1200 finely hammered with ear flanges ending in feline head ornaments, the face decorated with bands of red pigment, with gold pupils and gold dangles, the copper eyes and U-shaped nose ornament later additions. width 11 1/2 in. 29.2cm. Est. 7,000—10,000 USD. Lot Sold 18,750 USD PROVENANCE: Andre Emmerich, Inc. , 1969 NOTE: Cf. Jones and King (1985:66, fig. 4) for the various styles of Sican masks Sotheby's. African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art. 15 May. New York... [Lire la suite]
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