144, "Guerrero stone figural scepter, possibly Xochipala Region, Late
Preclassic, circa 300-100 B.C., 15 1/2 inches high
Lot 144 is a
superb and very abstractly stylized Guerrero stone figure scepter,
possibly Xochipala Region. The catalogue states it is Late
Preclassic, circa 300 to 100 B.C. It is 15 1/2 inches high
and has a modest estimate of $15,000 to $25,000. It sold for $40,625. The
female figure has a palette-form torso.
Teotihuacan mask, greenstone, Classic, circa A.D. 450-650, 6 1/2 inches
177 is an impressive Teoptihuacan greenstone mask from the
Classic Period, circa A.D. 450-650. It is 6 1/2 inches high
and was in the collection of the Pierre Matisse Gallery. It
has an estimate of $150,000 to $250,000. It sold for $530,500.
Lot 111, Calima gold headdress
ornament, circa A.D. 200-400, 8 1/2 inches high
Lot 111 is an
impressive Calima gold headdress ornament, circa A.D. 200-400.
It is 8 1/2 inches high and was formerly in the collections
of Lord Rothschild in London and Andre Emmerich in New York.
It has a modest estimate of $9,000 to $12,000. It sold for $18,750.
Lot 108, Wari polychromed hide
pouch, Middle Horizon, circa A.D. 800-1000, height of pouch 10 1/4
Lot 108 is a
rare Wari polychromed hide pouch from the Middle Horizon, circa A.D.
800-1000. The height of the pouch is 10 1/4 inches.
The catalogue entry for this lot states that "this unique
objec is one of the rare ceremonial pouches to survive with vibrant
original pigment. Such bags would have carried ritual objects
and substances such as coca leaves." It has an estimate of
$50,000 to $70,000. It
sold for $146,500.
Lot 141, Maya eccentric flint,
Late Classic, circa A.D. 550-950, 10 1/4 inches high
Lot 141 is a
marvelous and awesome Maya eccentric flint from the Late Classic
Period, circa A.D. 550-950.
The catalogue provides the following
"The God K scepter, with its dramatic
silhouette, is one of the most important accession accoutrements for
royal Maya eremonies. God K is a composite human figure with
a serpent foot; the forked elements may refer to the long-lipped
moster. The stone itself was believed to be the incarnation
of lightening. Eccentric flints are placed in dedicatory
caches in buildings and under stelae along with bloodletting imlements
such as stingray spines and precious jade and shell." There are two
closely related examples at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington D.C.
The lot has an estimate of $100,000 to
sold for $134,500.
Lot 128, Olmec jade spoon pendant with a bold image of the Olmec
Supernatural, Middle Preclassic, circa 900-600 B.C., 6 3/8 inches long
One of the
finest works in the auction is Lot 128, a fine Olmec jade spoon pendant
with a bold image of the Olmec Supernatural, the deity associated with
rain. It is from the Middle Preclassic Period, circa 900-600 B.C.
It is 6 3/8 inches long. It has an estimate of
$300,000 to $400,000. It
sold for $314,500.