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Lot 421: DEPICTION OF A FACE
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Fired clay. Pre-Columbian America, Olmec, approx. 500 BC
Tall head form with high forehead, the gaze of the big eyes is more upwardly focused. Open mouth, upper lip larger than the lower. Around the forehead is a wide band presenting a symbol or jewel. On a black base.
HEIGHT (WITHOUT BASE) 8 CM
Former collection of Fritz Seiss, Leverkusen, acquired around 1960
The vessel is illustrated in "Book B19-324"