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Pre-Columbian Figural Whistle Vera Cruz Ex: Sothebys 1976

CAD 1,190.35 or Best Offer 19d, CAD 113.05 Shipping, 30-Day Returns

Seller: rodrogrs (758) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122239280487 Here is a delightful orange-buff terracotta whistle in the form of a smiling female figure adorned with a large rectangular headdress, both sides embellished with painted bitumen. This ingeniously designed whistle produces a sonorous "A" tone and the figure is decorated with large circular ear-ornaments, bead necklace, broad waist band and skirt. 8.25” (21 cm) x 5” (12.7 cm) x 2" (5.1 cm) with minor chips as pictured and modestly abraded surface; excellent archaeological condition. VERA CRUZ, MEXICO Early Post-Classic Period 800 C.E - 1000 C.E. Provenance: Acquired by the seller in 1976 at the Sotheby's Park-Bernet Galleries in New York City. $35 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. Overseas buyer, please add $85 shipping. Customs and/or other importation costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer. IMPORTANT NOTE: Bidders with fewer than ten (or private) "feedback" listings must contact seller before bidding to verify ID or bid may be declined. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITYThe authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, scholor and Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (retired), certified Pre-Columbian Art Specialist. 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 thirty days of purchase for a purchase price refund minus 10% re-stocking fee for return of item in original condition and shipping materials; buyer pays return shipping and insurance. 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 reputable Pre-Columbian Art specialists and pay a legitimate price for authentic antiquities with legal provenance and bona-fide 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 misattributed artifacts offered by uninformed or venal vendors are ultimately neither true "bargains" nor prudent fiscal investments. All rights reserved for all countries. No part of the contents of this page may be reproduced without prior written permission of the seller. Copyright © Rod Rogers, 2016. Material: Pottery

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