Seller: rodrogrs (758) 100%, Location: Merrick, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122240564687 PRE-COLUMBIAN HUGE FIGURAL URN EX: SOTHEBY'S For your consideration is this large and unusual red-slipped, bi-chrome terracotta vessel representing a seated shaman who forms part of a tall barrel-shaped container. An organic horn signifying shamanic status emerges from his head and both arms are raised with hands behind the head. 8.5" (21.5 cm) H. x 6.5" (16.5cm) W. x 9.5" (24.1 cm). This beautiful, highly burnished anthropomorphic container has a partially restored left arm and foot and is in EXCELLENT OVERALL CONDITION. ANTHROPOMORPHIC SHAMAN VESSEL Colima, Mexico 200 B.C.E. - 300 C.E. Provenance: Acquired by the seller in 1978 at Sotheby's Galleries in New York City. $60 shipping, delivery confirmation tracking service and full insurance coverage withing contiguous USA. 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. Overseas buyer, please add $100 shipping. Customs and/or other importation costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Bidders with fewer than ten (or private) "feedback" listings must contact seller before bidding to verify ID or bid may be declined. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY The authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, scholar and longtime Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (retired), certified Pre-Columbian Art Specialist. Your figure will be carefully packed, insured and promptly shipped with a signed and registered Certificate 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. Seller has been a conscientious collector and dedicated scholar of New World antiquities for over a half-century and has complied with UNESCO, federal/local legislation. He has never consciously acquired, traded in or sold illicitly recovered antiquities. CAVEAT EMPTOR: The prospective buyer is advised to acquire New World antiquities ONLY from reputable 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. Unrealistic "bargain" prices for forgeries, reproductions, illegal or misattributed artifacts offered by uninformed or venal vendors are ultimately neither true "bargains" or prudent investments. 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, Provenance: SOTHEBY'S PARKE-BERNET NEW YORK CITY GALLERY 1978.