MAYA VESSEL WITH BATTLE SCENE

MAYA VESSEL WITH BATTLE SCENE

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VESSEL WITH BATTLE SCENE
Maya 600 – 900 AD
Terracotta, polychrome
6 5/8 x 6 x 6 inches (16.9 x 15.3 x 15.3 cm)
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin Collection, 1968
Acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art

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MOSAIC ENCRUSTED MASK OF TLALOC

MOSAIC ENCRUSTED MASK OF TLALOC

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Mixtec, from southern Puebla
1200 – 1521 CE
Wood, stone, shell, pigment
Height: 11 ¼ inches (28.6 cm)
Width: 9 ¼ inches (23.5 cm)
Exhibited: Brooklyn Museum, Jay C. Leff Exhibit (1966 – 1967) {1958/1960?}
Published: Ancient Art of Latin America From the Collection of Jay C. Leff [The Brooklyn Museum] (Nov 22, 1966 – March 5, 1967) No. 429, p. 96, photograph on p. 97
Provenance: Jay C. Leff, Private Spanish collection, Edward H. Merrin Gallery

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COLIMA EMBRACING COUPLE

COLIMA EMBRACING COUPLE

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Colima, Mexico
100 B.C. – AD 190
Burnished Earthenware
Length: 8.6 inches (22 cm)
Width: 4.9 inches (12.5 cm)
Provenance: Ex collection Raul Kampfer 1965; private collection Edward H. Merrin 1965-1985; private collection Sam Merrin 1985.
Published: REDISCOVERED MASTERPIECES OF MESOAMERICA (page 155, fig. 205) (1985)
Exhibited: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Texas 2005-2015. LAW BUILDING, 205M WIESS GALLERY, CASE 16B

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MALE MASK

MALE MASK

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Mexico, Central Highlands, Tlatilco, 1200-900 BC
Terracotta with red cinnabar
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York, 1968; Private New York collection

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MODELED HEAD OF A DIGNITARY

MODELED HEAD OF A DIGNITARY

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Mexico, Chiapas, possibly Palenque or Tortuguero
Maya, 400-650 AD
Lime stucco with polychrome over stone
Height: 6-1/8 inches (15.6 cm)
Width: 6-1/4 inches (16 cm)
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin, 1968; Perry Lewis, 1970’s; Lucille and Martin Kantor, 1984

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MOSAIC HEAD PENDANT

MOSAIC HEAD PENDANT

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Maya, ca. 8th century AD
Jadeite, spondylus shell, mother-of-pearl, obsidian, wood, unidentified resinous material, & red pigment
Height: 4-3/8 inches (11 cm)
Provenance: Guennol 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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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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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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