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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION

Colima Jade Duck Head Pendant
Late Preclassic, ca. 300-100 B.C.
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION

Colima Jade Duck Head Pendant
Late Preclassic, ca. 300-100 B.C.
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art

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Colima Jade Duck Head Pendant
Late Preclassic, ca. 300-100 B.C.
the abstract and animated depiction of a duck with rounded beak wide open and carefully drilled eyes; drilled lengthwise and at each side of the head.
Length: 1 3/4 in (4.4. cm)
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Provenance

Andre Emmerich Inc.
Count Guy du Boisrouvray, acquired from the above via Gübelin, Geneva, 1966
Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of the late Count and Countess Guy du Boisrouvray, October 27 and 28, 1989, lot 189

Exhibited

New York, Animals in Pre-Columbian Art, Andre Emmerich Inc., December 14, 1965-January 8, 1966, no. 39, illus.
Geneva, Les Tresors Precolombiens Chez Gübelin, Gübelin, May 2-31, 1966, no. 216 

Catalogue Note

Ducks were a revered animal as shown in Preclassic lapidary and ceramic objects, recognized for their ability to transverse the sea and sky. See Easby and Scott (1970: figs. 48, 49) for Olmec jade pendants.

African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art

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