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Pre-Columbian Polychrome Figure Nicoya Costa Rica Ex Sothebys '79

$1,295.00 or Best Offer 23d, $38.00 Shipping, 30-Day Returns

Seller: rodrogrs (758) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122243971295 Here is an elaborately painted and highly burnished polychrome kneeling female figure posed with arms looped to the hips; the headdress and bodyare painted with complex brown-and-red-on-cream linear and geometric designs.The vent-hole is positioned behind the head. 6” (15.2 cm) x 3.75” (9.5 cm) x 3" (7.6 cm) Insignificantly abraded, this splendid figure is in excellent overall condition. MORA POLYCHROME FIGURE, GUABAL TYPE Guanacaste/Nicoya Zone, Costa Rica Middle Polychrome Period, 600 C.E. - 1000 C.E. Provenance: Acquired by the seller in 1979 at Sotheby's Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York City. Comparables: Detroit Institute of Art, 1981. "Between Continents/Between Seas: Pre-Columbian Art of Costa Rica." page 47, plate 16; Dockstader, Frederick J. 1964. "Indian Arts of Central America." Cory, Adams and Mackay, London, figure 158; Stone, Doris. 1977. "Pre-Columbian Man in Central America." Peabody Museum, Harvard, page 75, figure 108, page 194, figure 263; Von Winning, Hasso. 1968. "Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America." Abrams, NY. page 362, figure 523. 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. If not to U.S. buyer’s satisfaction, this artwork may be returned as shipped within 30 days of purchase for a purchase price refund minus a 10% re-stocking fee for return of item in original condition; buyer pays return shipping and insurance. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY The authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, scholar and Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (retired), certified Specialist in Pre-Columbian Art. Your artifact will be carefully packed, insured and promptly shipped with a signed and registered Certificate of Authenticity that includes a picture, description and date of the item. $38 shipping, "Delivery Confirmation" tracking service and full insurance coverage within continental U.S.A.NY residents add 8.65% sales tax.Bidders with fewer than ten (or private) "feedback" listings must contact seller before bidding to verify ID or bid may be declined. Overseas buyer, add $85 shipping. Customs cost is the sole responsibility of the buyer. 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 be prepared to 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, pastiches, illegal or mis-attributed artifacts offered by uninformed or venal vendors represent neither true "bargains" nor wise fiscal 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: Terracotta

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