23 May 2007,
Price realised USD 20,400
USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
OLMEC GRAYWARE CARVED BOWL
LAS BOCAS, MIDDLE PRECLASSIC, CA. 900 - 600 B.C.
with flat bottom and slightly rounded sides incised with a "flame brow" motif of the Olmec Dragon-Serpent, and a stylized jaguar's jaw with bared fangs and large front teeth, the excised areas covered with deep red pigment.
Height 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.)
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Post Lot Text
Cf. Janguar's Children, fig. 30
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