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This page lists Pre-Columbian pieces that have already been sold and can still be viewed on our website.

VESSEL OF TWO GOD N’s EMERGING FROM THE TURTLE SHELL

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VESSEL OF TWO GOD N’s EMERGING FROM THE TURTLE SHELL

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Maya, Peten region, 500-600 AD
Terracotta and polychrome
Height: 4-3/8 inches (11.2 cm)
Length: 11-1/2 inches (29.2 cm)
Depth: 8-1/4 inches (21 cm)
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin Gallery; Philip Pearlstein collection, New York, 1974

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ECCENTRIC FLINT OF CAVE OPENING TO THE OTHERWORLD SURROUNDED BY HEADS OF K’AWIIL

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ECCENTRIC FLINT OF CAVE OPENING TO THE OTHERWORLD SURROUNDED BY HEADS OF K’AWIIL

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Maya, Classic Period, ca. 450-800 AD
Flint
Height: 10-5/8 inches (27 cm)
Width: 10-3/8 inches (26.5 cm)
Private American collection, 1965

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CYLINDER VASE WITH HERO TWINS AND OLD GODS

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CYLINDER VASE WITH HERO TWINS AND OLD GODS

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Maya, Late Classic Period, 600-900 AD
Polychromed ceramic
Height: 6 inches (15 cm)
Diameter: 6-1/2 inches (16.6 cm)
Provenance: Private New York Collection
Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York

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SEATED MALE FIGURE: ATTENTIVE LISTENER

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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