GUENNOL JADE MASK

GUENNOL JADE MASK

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Maya, Classic Period 300-900 CE
Imperial Green Jade
Height: 2 ½ inches
Provenance: Ex. David Campbell collection, Canada, 1998
Published: Norman Hammond, Ancient Maya Civilization, New Brunswicke, New Jersey, 1982, pp.268-69; Alastair Bradley Martin, The Guennol Collection vol. II, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, pp.136-37

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MALE FIGURE

MALE FIGURE

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Aztec, 1200 – 1400 AD
Basalt
H: 17-3/8 inches (44 cm)
W: 9-½ inches (24 cm)

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TEOTIHUACAN INCENSARIO

TEOTIHUACAN INCENSARIO

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Escuintla, Guatemala
600 – 900 CE
Terracotta
Height: 14.5 inches (37 cm)
Provenance: Private collection, Florida 1960’s

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JALISCO WRESTLER

JALISCO WRESTLER

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Jalisco, West Mexico
Proto-Classic Period ca. 100 BCE – 100 CE
Terracotta
Height: 13 ¼ inches (33.65 cm)
Width: 9 ½ inches (24.13 cm)
Depth: 13 inches (33 cm)
Provenance: Silvia Mesa Collection, acquired by descent, mid 1960s from her grandfather; Tim Phillips Collection, New England until 2015; Merrin Gallery, Inc. 2015.

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CHORRERA PLATE WITH MONKEY

CHORRERA PLATE WITH MONKEY

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Colombia/Ecuador
9th – 4th century BCE
Height: 10.6 inches (26.9 cm)
Width: 11.8 inches (29.9 cm)
Depth: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Provenance: Daniel Rifkin, purchased in Europe 1970s

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HACHA WITH PROFILE HEAD AND SPEECH SCROLL

HACHA WITH PROFILE HEAD AND SPEECH SCROLL

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Veracruz, Classic Period, 300 – 900 CE
Volcanic Stone
Height: 25 ½ inches (64.77 cm)
Width: 9 inches (22.86 cm)
Formerly in the Edward and Vivian Merrin Collection
Published: von Winning, Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America, [n.d.] no. 304

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JAINA FIGURE OF A SEATED DIGNITARY

JAINA FIGURE OF A SEATED DIGNITARY

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Mexico, Maya, 600-900 AD
Terracotta, traces of polychrome
Height: 6-5/8 inches (16.83 cm)
Width: 3-1/4 inches (8.25 cm)
Provenance: Ex Kahlua collection; Ex Stendahl collection; Ex Private Collection, California

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LIDDED EFFIGY VESSEL

LIDDED EFFIGY VESSEL

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Maya, Early Classic, 300-600 AD
BlackWare (terracotta)
Height: 7-1/8 inches (18 cm)
Width: 6-3/4 inches (17 cm)
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin, 1968
Ex Private New York Collection
Restoration: Recomposed from fragments; minor restoration

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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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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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