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Pre-Columbian Colima Chief In Canopy W/dog & Sunshade, Ex: Sotheby's '80

$1,995.00 or Best Offer Unsold, $50.00 Shipping, 30-Day Returns

Seller: rodrogrs (783) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122215530736 Here is an extraordinary scene representing a chieftain (casique) seated within a six-pointed base and inside an arched enclosure next to an umbrella with pellets surrounding the rim and a small dog resting at his feet. The "umbrella" may be a greatly enlarged and stylized hallucinogenic fungus and there are areas of cream-painted decoration on the figure, umbrella, enclosure and dog.This rare and remarkable scene is 3.75" (9.5 cm) H. x 4.25" (10.5 cm) W. x 4.5" (11.5 cm) with scattered manganese deposits providing mute albeit eloquent testimony to prolonged subsoil interment. Without repairs or restoration, this museum-quality work of pre-Columbian art is in excellent condition. Colima, Mexico Protoclassic Period, 200 B.C.E. - 300 C.E.Provenance: Acquired by the seller in 1980 at the Sotheby's Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York City.Comparable: Nicholson, H.B. and Cordy-Collins, A. "Pre-Columbian Art from the Land Collection". California Academy of Sciences, 1979, p.78, fig.59. $50 shipping, insurance and delivery confirmation tracking within contiguous 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 $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 AUTHENTICITYThe authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, a longtime 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 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 misattributed 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: Terracotta

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