Paracas Polychrome Bridge-Spout Effigy Vessel, Ocucaje style, Late Paracas, ca. 300-100 B.C.
Sotheby's, New York, November 19,1990, lot 10, consigned by the above
Laurence C. Witten II (1926-1995) was a rare book dealer whose interests extended to collecting antiquities, musical instruments and early sound recordings. Witten collected Pre-Columbian art beginning in the 1960's; a portion of his collection was donated to the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in the 1990's.