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Pre-Columbian Standing Nude Male, Nicaragua Ex Sothebys '77

CAD 1,183.59 or Best Offer Unsold, CAD 112.41 Shipping, 30-Day Returns

Seller: rodrogrs (759) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122215250873 Here is a carefully hand-modeled ceramic figure representing nude male adorned with a tripartite combination headgear/spout, circular ear ornaments and tasseled sash. He stands with legs apart, hands on his abdomen and his face and body are painted with complex brown-on-cream linear, geometric and concentric lines. 8” (20.4 cm) x 4 5/8” (11.8 cm) x 2 75” (7 cm) Despite various slightly abraded areas and insignificant left heel repair, this delightful figure is in excellent condition. STANDING FIGUREChichigalpa, Northern Nicaragua Period II, 200 B.C.E. - 550 C.E.Provenance: Acquired by the seller in 1977 at Sotheby's Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York City. 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. 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.GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY The authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, scholar and Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (retired), certified Specialist in Pre-Columbian Art. Your artifact will be carefully packed, insured and promptly shipped with a signed and registered Certificate of Authenticity that includes a picture, description and date of the item. $49 shipping, "Delivery Confirmation" tracking service and full insurance coverage within continental U.S.A.NY residents add 8.65% sales tax.Bidders with fewer than ten (or private) "feedback" listings must contact seller before bidding to verify ID or bid may be declined. Overseas buyer, add $85 shipping. Customs and/or other importation costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Use PayPal for immediate shipment; payment is expected within two days of auction’s end. CAVEAT EMPTOR: The prospective buyer is advised to acquire New World antiquities ONLY from reputable Pre-Columbian Art specialists and be prepared to 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 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. Copyright © Rod Rogers, 2016. Material: Terracotta

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