Lot 426: BIRD-OF-PREY AS PIPE
November 19, 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Fired clay. Pre-Columbian America, Veracruz, Mexico, approx. around 500
The animal is standing, the big head with bent beak of a bird-of-prey appears confident and also dangerous. Two openings, one on the end of tail feathers forming the mouthpiece. Rest of white grounding, age characteristics, however completely preserved.
LENGTH 9,8 CM
Former collection of F. Seiss, acquired around 1960