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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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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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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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SEATED FIGURE WITH CUT-OUT JAGUAR PAW PRINT ON HEAD

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SEATED FIGURE WITH CUT-OUT JAGUAR PAW PRINT ON HEAD

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Olmec, Las Bocas, 1500-1000 BC
Burnished, kaoline-slipped terracotta with cinnabar
Height: 11 inches (28 cm)
Provenance: New York collection, 1968; Lucille & Martin Kantor, 1985

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SHAMANISTIC FIGURE

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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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