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PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Valdivia Stone Figure
Circa 2300 - 2000 BC
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Valdivia Stone Figure
Circa 2300 - 2000 BC
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Valdivia Stone Figure
Circa 2300 - 2000 BC

Provenance

Alvaro Guillot Muñoz, acquired between 1935-1950
Thence by descent
Sotheby's, New York, May 17, 2000, lot 44, consigned by the above
American Private Collection, acquired at the above auction

Catalogue Note

The earliest known ceramic and stone figures from the New World are from the Ecuadorian coastal region, and date to the 4th century BC. The later and larger stone figures, such as this example, are carved as abstract representations of birds, figures, and plaques of geometric design.

For a similar figure see Sotheby's, New York, May 12, 2005, lot 215; and the figures from the Barbier-Mueller collection, Sotheby's, Paris, March 22-23, 2013, lots 269 and 270.

Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

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