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Paracas painted mummy mask,

Late Paracas, ca. 300-100 B.C.

Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
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103
Paracas painted mummy mask,

Late Paracas, ca. 300-100 B.C.

Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art Including Property from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation

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New York

Paracas painted mummy mask,

Late Paracas, ca. 300-100 B.C.

the plain weave cotton ground painted with the standing Oculate deity with wide grinning mouth and arching serpentine streamers from the head and waist, his tunic with a feline face and the field densely filled with lively feline and serpentine images, long fringe extending above in two plaits as hair.
9 3/4 in by 9 5/8 in (24.7cm by 23.4cm) of woven section only; length of fringe as extended 19 in (48.3cm)
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Provenance

Alan Lapiner

Acquired from the above before 1970

Literature

Alan Lapiner, Pre-Columbian Art of South America, New York, 1976, colorplate 172

African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art Including Property from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation

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New York