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Pre-Columbian Copper Bell Guerrero Mexico Ex: Sotheby's '80

CAD 259.35 or Best Offer 19d, CAD 66.50 Shipping, 30-Day Returns

Seller: rodrogrs (758) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122239416062 For your consideration is this fascinating and unusual pre-Columbian artifact; a beautifully-proportioned copper bell. This diminutive ideophone was cast in ovoid form, the resonating chamber surmounted by a circular suspension loop. It is 7/8” (23mm) high x .5” (12mm) in diameter and patinated overall with verdigris. Metalworking diffused to West Mexico from South America about 700 A.D., an area containing vast deposits of copper ore. Handmade copper bells were cast via the “lost-wax” process and used as ceremonial paraphernalia, rattles, worn on clothing as jingling attachments or on body adornments including belts, necklaces, arm-bracelets and anklets. Copper Bell Guerrero, West Mexico 700 - 1521 C.E. Provenance: Acquired by the seller on May 22, 1980 at Sotheby’s Galleries in New York City. $25 shipping, Delivery Confirmation tracking and full insurance coverage within continental U.S.A. NY residents add 8.63% sales tax. Please use PayPal for immediate shipment or contact seller for alternate arrangements. Payment is expected within two days of auction’s end. Bidders with fewer than ten (or private) "feedback" listings must contact seller before bidding to verify ID or bid may be declined. Overseas buyer, please add $50 shipping. Customs and/or other importation costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer; please inquire before placing your bid. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITYThe authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, holder of an advanced degree in this field from Columbia University, scholar and a longtime Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (retired), certified Specialist in Pre-Columbian Art. Your figure will be carefully packed, insured and promptly shipped with a signed and registeredCertificate of Authenticity that includes a description, photo, dimension, cultural provenance and chronology. If not to U.S. buyer’s satisfaction, this artwork may be returned as shipped within 30 days of purchase for a purchase price refund minus 10% re-stocking fee for return of item in original condition and with original shipping materials. This seller has been a conscientious collector and dedicated scholar of New World antiquities for over a half-century. He has complied with UNESCO, federal/local legislation and never consciously acquired, traded in or sold illicitly recovered antiquities. CAVEAT EMPTOR: The prospective buyer is advised to acquire New World antiquities ONLY from recognized Pre-Columbian Art specialists and pay a legitimate price for authentic antiquities with legal provenance and bonafide guarantees of authenticity. Keep in mind that a “Certificate of Authenticity” is only as valid as the issuer’s credentials and expertise. Unrealistically low prices for forgeries, reproductions, illegal or mis-attributed artifacts offered by uninformed or venal vendors are ultimately not bargains at all. All rights reserved for all countries. No part of the contents of this page may be reproduced without prior written permission of the seller. Bases are a display props only; not included in sale. Copyright © Rod Rogers, 2016. Material: Copper

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