still has remains of original inlay in the eyes and mouth, was published in Rediscovered Masterpieces of Mesoamerica (1985).
The sale will also include objects from the collection of Kirk and Anne Douglas, from Los Angeles. Their collection features majestic ceramic figures from West Mexico, including a Fine Nayarit Standing Couple, Protoclassic, 100 BC-AD 250 (est. $20/30,000).
From the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in the Pre-Columbian offerings is an Aztec Stone Figure of the Goddess with the Tasseled Headdress, circa AD 1400-1532 (est. $100/150,000, pictured at left). Originally acquired in 1937 from Charles Raton, the standing figure represents the goddess Chalchiuhtlicue, a key Aztec female deity associated with water, agriculture, abundance and fertility.
Several works of Andean material, including Paracas resin painted ceramics and a complete Huari tunic, will also be offered within the Pre-Columbian selection of the sale. Formerly belonging to the collection of John and Sue Tishman, all the works were collected before 1972.
*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium.
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