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Twelve Pottery Heads: Heflin, Card Group J

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre 1492: item # 581535

Please refer to our stock # AXH.CARD J when inquiring.

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Twelve Pottery Heads: Heflin, Card Group J
Aside for the overall quality and frequent uniqueness of the artifacts and relics from the Dr. Allen Heflin collection, it’s difficult not to to rank its next most important feature as the extreme care practiced by Heflin in documenting the provenance of almost every one of his approximately 10,000 treasured items. Not all of them were large, or impressive, or complete, or of museum quality, and many were simply the fragments and parts from ritually broken offerings to ancient gods, or pieces resulting from breakage due to the passage of generations of human traffic. The artifacts I speak of were made not only of clay, but also of bone, stone, metal, and shell, each marked or otherwise catalogued by Heflin with the name of the site and usually the date when it was found. After purchasing the collection, we mounted thousands of such items, each one on a small descriptive card identifying the item, its age, and the location from which it came. Many have since been sold to collectors all over the world, but a large and assorted variety still remains. This group of twelve individually photographed and priced Pre-Columbian ceramic heads (AXH 1405R3N5; 1409R4N4; 1411R2N3 & R5N4; 1412R8N2; 1413R3N1 & R4N1; 1414R5N1; 1417R6N1; 1418R5N1; 1425R2N1; and 1427R8N4) is from the early Pre-Classic Period, c.1500BC, to the Post Conquest Period, c.1600AD, of ancient Mexico. An interesting assortment from the Jalisco, Tarascan, Mazapan, Teotihuacan and Pre-Classic horizons, each one comes attached to a card with water soluble glue, along with a copy of the memoriam to Heflin published in the Missouri Archaeological Society Quarterly or a copy of our biographical sketch telling about both the man and his collection, and finally with a map on which appears the highlighted area where the artifact was found. Note that all of the other remaining carded items will eventually be in this catalog in the ‘group of twelve’ formats. It is doubtful that another collection with such broad-based and accurate provenance willl ever again be offered. The opportunity to acquire a few items from some of the identified sites in the New World is unique, and the variety, price and quality of the carded items will be attractive. Select or ask any question by first referring to the Trocadero Number on this page, and then the inventory number shown on the given photograph. Any that have been sold will be so-marked on the appropriate photo. If you’d like to see all of the currently listed carded varieties, simply type AXH.CARD in any of the search links in our catalog, and a complete list will appear. And if you’d like to see all of the various other items listed in the group of twelve format (a great way to save on browsing time), enter the single word TWELVE into the search link.

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