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Pre-Columbian Jalisco Seated Ameca Figure Ex: Sotheby's '78

$995.00 or Best Offer Unsold, $49.00 Shipping, 30-Day Returns

Seller: rodrogrs (784) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122209716305 For your consideration is this beautifully hand-modeled ceramic seated male figure sitting erect with hands on flexed knees, nude except for a close-fitting cap and multiple ear-ornaments; there are areas decorated with red paint. 7" (17.8 cm) tall x 4.75" (12 cm) wide and 5" (12.8 cm) front-to-back. Without cracks, repair or restoration, this ancient figure is in EXCELLENT CONDITION. Seated Male Figure Ameca Type, Jalisco, West Mexico Protoclassic Period, 250 B.C.E. - 100 C.E. Provenance: Acquired by the seller in 1978 at the Sotheby's/Parke-Bernet New York City Galleries. Comparables: Gallagher, "Companions of the Dead: Ceramic Tomb Sculpture from Ancient West Mexico," fig. 123; Von Winning “Shaft Tomb Figures of West Mexico,” figs. 116 & Proctor Stafford Collection, LA Museum of Art, "Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico," p. 110, fig.71. $49 shipping, Delivery Confirmation tracking and full insurance coverage within contiguous U.S.A. NY residents add 8.63% sales tax. Please use PayPal (within two days) for immediate shipment. Overseas buyer please add $95 shipping cost; customs or other importation costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Bidders with fewer than ten (or private) "feedback" listings must contact seller to verify ID or bid may be cancelled. ****** GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY ****** The 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 antiquity will be shipped with a signed and registered Certificate of Authenticity including an image, description, dimensions and provenance. This seller has been a conscientious collector, educator 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 10% re-stocking fee for return of item insured and in original condition with original shipping materials. CAVEAT EMPTOR: The buyer is advised to deal ONLY with reputable Pre-Columbian Art specialists and be prepared to pay a legitimate price for authentic antiquities with legal provenance and bona-fide guarantees of authenticity. Unrealistically low prices for forgeries, reproductions or illegal material offered by uninformed or venal vendors are ultimately not true "bargains"nor prudent fiscal investments. Please view my other items and be sure to add me to your favorites list. Images may be enlarged to provide greater detail. 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, Provenance: SOTHEBY'S/PARKE-BERNET NYC GALLERIES 1978

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