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Lot 292: An awesome Zapotec figural vessel from Oaxaca

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • An awesome Zapotec figural vessel from Oaxaca
  • An awesome Zapotec figural vessel from Oaxaca
  • An awesome Zapotec figural vessel from Oaxaca
  • An awesome Zapotec figural vessel from Oaxaca
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Description: An awesome Zapotec figural vessel from Oaxaca, Mexico, ca. AD 100 – 500. This superb tripod is 7-3/4 in high and depicts the Deity with the Headdress with the Flat Top. He is adorned with heavily ornamented ear ornaments, a large nose ornament and a segmented necklace. His hands project out from the chamber and the feet are executed in the form of serpents. A marvelous example in exceptional condition, with strong mineral encrustation. Ex Schultz collection. Cf. Boos 'Ceramic Sculptures of Ancient Oaxaca', page 433.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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