TRUMPET

TRUMPET

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Mexico, Izapa, Chiapas, 100 BC-AD 250
Tecali and cinnabar
Length: 15-3/4 inches (40 cm)
Diameter: 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm)
Provenance: Spanish private collection

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SEATED MALE FIGURE: ATTENTIVE LISTENER

SEATED MALE FIGURE: ATTENTIVE LISTENER

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Olmec, probably from Las Bocas, 1200-900 BC
Terracotta, cinnabar
Height: 4-3/4 inches (12 cm)
Provenance:
Edward H. Merrin Gallery, 1968
Ex private French collection
Samuel Merrin collection, 1985

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OLMEC CROUCHING FIGURE

OLMEC CROUCHING FIGURE

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Provenance:
European Private collection
Spanish Private collection
Edward H. Merrin Gallery, Inc., 1968
Published: Michael D. Coe, et al., The Olmec World – Ritual and Rulership (The Art Museum, Princeton University) Princeton, New Jersey (1995) p. 187, no. 67.

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EFFIGY VOTIVE AXE

EFFIGY VOTIVE AXE

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Mexico, Olmec
Preclassic, 1000- 500 B.C.
Stone
Height: 10-1/4 in (26cm)
Width: 5-7/8 in (15cm)
Depth: 4-3/4 in (12cm)

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MASKETTE WITH INCISIONS

MASKETTE WITH INCISIONS

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Mexico, La Venta, Tabasco Olmec, 900-600 BC
Pale green stone
Height: 2-5/8 inches (6.5 cm)
Width: 2-3/8 inches ( 6.2 cm)
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin, personal collection 1968; Leonard Bernheim, New York, 1973
Published: Michael D. Coe, et al., The Olmec World – Ritual and Rulership, The Art Museum, Princeton University [Princeton, 1995] p. 199, no. 85.
Exhibited: “The Olmec World – Ritual and Rulership”, The Art Museum, Princeton University, 16 December 1995- 25 February 1996, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 14 April – 9 June 1996

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TECALI MASK

TECALI MASK

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Mexico, Teotihuacan, 200-650 AD
Height: 5 inches (12.8 cm)
Width: 5 inches (12.8 cm)
Depth: 2.36 inches (6 cm)
Provenance: David Bramhall, New York, 1960’s; Bill Lucas, California, 1960’s
Published: Jean-Louis Sonnery and Gerald Berjonneau, “Rediscovered Masterpieces – Mexico – Guatemala – Honduras”, Boulogne, France, 1985, no. 137.
Exhibited: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Snite Museum, Notre Dame University

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CEREMONIAL EAR OF CORN

CEREMONIAL EAR OF CORN

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Mexico, Olmec, 1000-500 BC
Translucent blue-green jadite
Height: 6.5 inches (16.5 cm)
Width: 1.5 inches (4 cm)
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin Gallery, 1968
Exhibitions: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981-1992

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STANDING FIGURE

STANDING FIGURE

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Mexico, Olmec-Teotihuacan, ca. 1-250 AD
Jade
Height: 9 inches (22.9 cm)
Provenance: Jay C. Leff collection, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, prior to 1959
Exhibitions: “Exotic Art from Ancient and Primitive Civilizations – Collection of Jay C. Leff,” Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 15 October 1959 – 3 January 1960; “Ancient Art of Latin America, from the Collection of Jay C. Leff,” The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, 22 November 1966 – 5 March, 1967.

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SHAMANISTIC FIGURE

SHAMANISTIC FIGURE

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Olmec, Preclassic Period, ca. 600 BC
Terracotta, cinnabar
Height: 5-1/4 inches (13.4 cm)
Provenance: Ex private Chicago collection (since the 1940’s)
Edward H. Merrin Gallery 1967.
Edward Merrin collection.

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BOWL WITH TWO GEESE IN FLIGHT AROUND EXTERIOR

BOWL WITH TWO GEESE IN FLIGHT AROUND EXTERIOR

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Egyptian, Dynasty XII-XIII, ca. 2000-1700 BC
Found, 1906 in the tomb of Dedu, (Tomb 153) at Esna
Anhydrite (blue marble)
Height: 1-1/2 inches (4 cm)
Width: 4-1/2 inches (11 cm)
Provenance: MacGregor Collection (Sotheby’s, London, 1922); The Guennol Collection

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STATUETTE OF A SEATED GODDESS

STATUETTE OF A SEATED GODDESS

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Egyptian, ca. 1000 BC
Wood, gilt, inlays
Height: 4-3/4 inches (12 cm)
Provenance: French private collection of painter Philippe Stoll, Strasbourg, acquired before 1960

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POLYCHROME SARCOPHAGUS OF NESKHONS

POLYCHROME SARCOPHAGUS OF NESKHONS

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Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty XXI, ca. 990-940 BC
Sycamore fig wood
Provenance: Sheik Mahmud Hassan, Luxor, 1900; Liberty E. Holden, Cleveland, Ohio; Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio, 1901

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SHAWABTI OF TCHAHORPATA, SON OF TEFNOUT

SHAWABTI OF TCHAHORPATA, SON OF TEFNOUT

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Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty XXX, Reign of Nectanebo II, 360-342 BC
Faience
Height: 10-1/4 inches (26 cm)
Provenance: Max de Zogheb Collection, Alexandria; Sold L’Hotel Drouot, 9 May 1912, Lot 87; Henry OppenheimerCollection; Sold Christie’s London, 22 July 1936; Sold Sotheby’s London 13 June 1966, lot 87; John F. Keane Collection, London, sold Sotheby’s London 9 July 1973, lot 66; Bouché Collection; France; European art market.

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CUNEIFORM TABLET

CUNEIFORM TABLET

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Mesopotamian, Pre-Sargonic, Reign of Uruinimgina (Urukagina), Year 2, ca. 2350 BC
Terracotta
Height: 6 inches (15.2 cm)
Width: 6 inches (15.2 cm)

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VESSEL IN THE FORM OF A RAM’S HEAD

VESSEL IN THE FORM OF A RAM’S HEAD

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Mesopotamian, Possibly from Mari, Syria
Mid-third millennium BC
Silver
Length: 7-1/8 inches (18.0 cm)
Width: 4-3/4 inches (12.1 cm)
Depth: 3-3/8 inches (8.5 cm)
Provenance: Private New York collection, 1981
Exhibitions: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999-2002, 2003-2006; Brooklyn Museum, 1984

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HEAD OF A BULL

HEAD OF A BULL

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Assyrian, 9th-8th century BC
Copper alloy
Height: 3 inches (7 cm)
Provenance: European art market, 1985; Ex private American collection

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COMPOSITE HEAD OF A WORSHIPPER OR DEITY

COMPOSITE HEAD OF A WORSHIPPER OR DEITY

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Sumerian, 2550-2250 BC
Alabaster, lapis lazuli, and brown limestone
Height: 4-1/4 inches (10.8cm)
Provenance: Ex collection: Borowski, 1966; Ex French private collection
Published: Christie’s, New York, Antiquities [6 December 2007] lot.59
Expertise: John Twilley, 30 January 2009
Restoration: None

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HEAD OF A PRIEST

HEAD OF A PRIEST

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Sumerian, probably 3rd dynasty of Ur
2100-1900 BC
Terracotta with red and brown pigment
Height: 9 inches (22.8 cm)
Provenance: Ben Heller, 1973
Elie Borowski
Published: Sotheby’s, New York, 24-25, November 1987, lot 58

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