Jaguar Paw - Pre-Columbian Art and Artifacts

Los Bocas

Los Bocas

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pre 1492: Item # 1247767

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Classic Olmec los Bocas figure. 1200 B.C.E. -500 B.C.E. this excellently crafted figure has faint traces of red pigment with mineral deposits. He (no breasts, or sexual elements) is wearing a helmet or headdress, with what appears to be some form of jewelry over his nose or upper lip. this piece is all intact with no visible repairs, small amount of normal chipping around nose and feet. Many years ago I put this piece into auction with Arte Primitivo. Fortunately for both you and I it did not bring the reserve. Now you have the opportunity to own this very rare offering. those of you who are familiar with this particular auction house knows that each submission is vetted by a very well qualified group of pre-Columbian art experts for authenticity. If you should go back through the old catalogs and find this piece, please email me the auction date as I have all the old catalogs. size 4 1/2" by 3". Purchased From Leonard Kaplan, Laguna Beach Ca.