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Pre-Columbian STONE DEITY MIXTEC MEXICO w/COA

$450.00 or Best Offer 6d, $25.00 Shipping, 30-Day Returns

Seller: rodrogrs (758) 100%, Location: Merrick, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122218897530 Here is a fascinating pre-Columbian talisman (a “magical” object considered to act as a charm that averts evil and/or brings good fortune) in the form of a stone figurine. This effigy represents Tlaloc, god of rain, fertility and water, identified by the circular rings around the eyes; he is depicted with arms held close to the body. Hands and other details are delineated with string-sawed incised lines and there is red pigment residue within the grooved depressions. This type of sculpture is called a peñate and was carved from a variegated brown stone 2” (5.1 cm) high, .75” (2 cm) wide and .5” (1.4 cm) front-to-back, with two suspension perforations on the back. Protuberant edges are smooth and rounded, indicating use and handling. This figurine is in excellent condition. Stone Peñate Mixtec, Puebla, Mexico Postclassic Period A.D. 1200-1520 Comparable: G.H.S. Bushnell, “Ancient Arts of the Americas,” 1965, page 88, figure 77 $25 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. Overseas buyer, please add $45 shipping. Customs and/or other importation costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer; please inquire before placing your bid. IMPORTANT NOTE: Bidders with fewer than ten (or private) "feedback" listings must contact seller before bidding to verify ID or bid may be declined. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITYThe authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, educator and 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 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 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. Unrealistically low prices for forgeries, reproductions, illegal or mis-attributed artifacts offered by uninformed or venal vendors are ultimately neither true "bargains" nor prudent 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. Condition: Excellent condition., Material: Stone

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