Collection Josephine Clay Ford (Mme Walter Buhl Ford II, 1923-2005), New York Sotheby's, New York, 23 novembre 1982, n° 87 Collection privée, États-Unis Sotheby's, New York, 24 novembre 1997, n° 78 Collection privée Christie's, Paris, 10 décembre 2003, n° 478 Importante Collection privée française
Cette statue-colonne en serpentine offre une subtile synthèse de l'influence de la culture olmèque dans la région de Guerrero et d'éléments annonciateurs du style de Teotihuacan.
The columnar figure of scepter form shows the Olmecoid influence on the Guerrero region figures, and the early elements of the Teotihuacan style.
Excellent condition overall. Minors scratches and marks wear consistent with age and use within the culture. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."