Property from the Estate of Jan Mitchell
COLOMBIAN GOLD FIGURAL PENDANT, TOLIMA OR QUIMBAYA REGION CIRCA AD 500-1000
Height: 2 ¾ in (7 cm)
Overall in very good condition. Some casting overflowed areas, such as within the curved arms and between the upper thighs, overall good detail.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Sotheby's, London, March 29, 1965, lot 51
Acquired at the above auction by Jan Mitchell, New York
Thence by family descent
Julie Jones, Precolumbian Art in New York: Selections from Private Collections, New York, 1969, unpaginated, cat. no. 159
Julie Jones, Heidi King, The Art of Precolumbian Gold: The Jan Mitchell Collection, New York, 1985, pp. 156-7, cat. no. 37
The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, Precolumbian Art in New York: Selections from Private Collections, September 12-November 9, 1969
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Art of Precolumbian Gold: The Jan Mitchell Collection, New York, May 9-August 11, 1985