Lot 90A: Mixtec Blackware Bird Whistle + Monkey Jar

Artemis Gallery

July 20, 2017
Louisville, CO, US

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Post Classic Maya, Mixtec, modern day Mexico, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. A pair of lustrous blackware examples, one a monkey effigy vessel, the other an endearing bird whistle, possibly representing a domesticated turkey. Size of monkey vessel: 2.95" W x 3.5" H (7.5 cm x 8.9 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Harvey Collection, acquired prior to 1972

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Condition Report: Small chip to rim of monkey vessel and wing/feathers of bird; surface wear to both commensurate with age and use. Whistle functions well!
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