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Pre-Columbian COLIMA BOUND BED FIGURE EX: SOTHEBY'S 1978

$250.00 or Best Offer 19d, $35.00 Shipping, 30-Day Returns

Seller: rodrogrs (758) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122239402066 For your consideration is this extraordinary reclining male gingerbread figure of the arcane "bed" type bound to a pallet by two wide straps and his head rests on pillow. His arms are raised with hands to the neck; he wears a pointed headdress indicating shamanic status, circular ear-ornaments, a cache-sexe and an incise-decorated two-tasseled sash. 3.75" (9.6 cm) x 1 7/8" (4.8 cm) x 1.25 (3.2 cm) Ample manganese deposits attest to protracted subsoil interment. EXCELLENT CONDITION BED FIGURE Colima, West Mexico Proto-Classic Period 200 B.C.E. – 300 C.E Provenance: Acquired by seller in 1978 at Sotheby's Parke-Bernet New York City Galleries. See: Olga Hammer & Hasso von Winning. "Anecdotal Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico." Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles, n.d., pp. 33 - 41 & 90 - 95. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY The authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, retired scholar and longtime Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (retired), certified Specialist Pre-Columbian Art Specialist. Your antiquity will be shipped with a signed and registered Certificate of Authenticity that includes a photo, description, provenance and chronology of your acquisition. $35 shipping, insurance and "Delivery Confirmation" tracking service continental U.S.A. NY residents add 8.63% sales tax. Overseas buyer, please add $85 shipping. Customs or other importation cost -- if any -- is the sole responsibility of the buyer. If not to U.S. buyer’s satisfaction, this artwork may be returned as shipped within thirty days of purchase for a purchase price refund minus a 10% re-stocking fee for return of item in original condition and with original packing materials; buyer pays return shipping and insurance. IMPORTANT: Buyers with fewer than ten (or private) feedback, please contact seller ASAP before placing bid or risk bid cancellation; thank you. Please use PayPal for immediate shipment; payment is expected within two days of auction’s end. CAVEAT EMPTOR: The prospective buyer is advised to acquire New World antiquities ONLY from recognized Pre-Columbian Art specialists and pay a legitimate price for authentic antiquities with legal provenance and bona-fide guarantees of authenticity; a “Certificate of Authenticity” is only as valid as the issuer’s credentials and expertise. Unrealistically low prices for forgeries, reproductions, illegal or mis-attributed artifacts offered by uninformed or venal vendors are ultimately not bargains at all. Images may be enlarged to provide greater detail. All rights reserved for all countries. No part of the contents of this page may be reproduced without prior written permission of the seller. Copyright © Rod Rogers, 2016. Condition: INTACT!, Material: Terracotta

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