Lot: 129

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Double headed female figure, c. 600 AD

Costa Rica, Nicoya, Chorotega

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Irwin Hersey, New York, USA (1970's)
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 17 September 2011, Lot 135
A. und B. Schirmer, Berlin, Germany
Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger, Munich, 21. September 2015, Lot 158
H: 3.1 inch This object is not available anymore.

brown pottery, with piercings, handwritten inscription "W...76", rest. (right leg)

This effigy illustrated the concept of dualism, prevalent in Pre Columbian art. Here we have a male/female- an elder/a youth, or life/death depiction.

This object is subject to the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Protection Act. Export documents are required for export (subjected to a fee)