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 600 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

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. For shipment to a non-EU member state, export regulations will vary.