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Pre-Columbian Early S/s Turtle Vessel Michoacán Mexico Coa

$895.00 or Best Offer 2d, $35.00 Shipping, 30-Day Returns

Seller: rodrogrs (758) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122215270026 RARE AND EARLY MICHOACAN STIRRUP-SPOUT TURTLE VESSEL Here is an infrequently encountered example of a west Mexican stirrup-spout turtle vessel; it is painted dark brown on red and decorated with double rows of cream-colored dot design. The stirrup spout vessel is a type of terracotta container common among numerous South American pre-Columbian cultures dating far back to the early 2nd millennium BCE but very rarely used in Mexico and Central America. Is this west Mexican vessel an anomalous example of cultural diffusion or independent invention? 5” (12.7 cm) x 5.5” (14 cm) x 4.25 (10.7 cm); restored to very good condition. STIRRUP-SPOUT TURTLE VESSEL MICHOACAN, MEXICO Protoclassic Period Circa 250 C.E. $35 shipping, Delivery Confirmation tracking and full insurance coverage within continental U.S.A. NY residents add 8.63% sales tax. Please use PayPal for immediate shipment or contact seller for alternate arrangements. Payment is expected within two days of auction’s end. Bidders with fewer than ten (or private) "feedback" listings must contact seller before bidding to verify ID or bid may be declined. Overseas buyer, please add $85 shipping. Customs and/or other importation costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITYThe authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, holder of an advanced degree in this field from Columbia University, scholar and a longtime Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (retired), certified Specialist in Pre-Columbian Art. Your figure will be carefully packed, insured and promptly shipped with a signed and registeredCertificate of Authenticity that includes a description, photo, dimension, cultural provenance and chronology. 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 10% re-stocking fee for return of item in original condition and shipping materials; buyer pays return shipping and insurance. This seller has been a conscientious collector and dedicated scholar of New World antiquities for over a half-century. He has complied with UNESCO, federal/local legislation and never consciously acquired, traded in or sold illicitly recovered antiquities. 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. Keep in mind that 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. 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. Material: Pottery

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