Here is a dramatic pottery vessel in the form of a tightly coiled serpent, the pointed head
indicative of a rattlesnake, the tail in the form of a rising spout.
This fine, red-on-buff vessel is 6" (15cm) L. x 4.5" (11.5cm )W. x 5.5" (14cm ) H.
with ample manganese distribution attesting to prolonged interment.
Despite an insignificant chip restoration on the base not visible unless the vessel is turned upside down,
this rare and beautiful artwork is in
excellent overall condition.
Proto-Classic Period, 200 B.C.E. - 300 C.E.
Provenance: Acquired by the seller in 1979 at the Sotheby's Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York City,
illustrated in the catalog and listed as "lot 123" (last image)
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GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITYThe authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, holder of an advanced
Columbia University degree in this field, scholar and 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.
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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
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