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Lot No. 12


Rare Olmec mortar, Mexico ca.1000-600 BC.


27 cm long. This unique mortar, carved in Rhyolite (Quartzite), could represent an outstretched acrobat, but most likely depicts a shamanic deity in trance. The mortar was probably used for fine grinding of medicinal or hallucinogenic material and the personal property of an important priest. Damage and wear conformant to age and use.

Provenance
William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Specialist: Joris Visser Joris Visser
+32-2-514 00 34

Joris.Visser@dorotheum.com

21.06.2018 - 17:00

Estimate:
EUR 35,000.- to EUR 45,000.-

Rare Olmec mortar, Mexico ca.1000-600 BC.


27 cm long. This unique mortar, carved in Rhyolite (Quartzite), could represent an outstretched acrobat, but most likely depicts a shamanic deity in trance. The mortar was probably used for fine grinding of medicinal or hallucinogenic material and the personal property of an important priest. Damage and wear conformant to age and use.

Provenance
William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Specialist: Joris Visser Joris Visser
+32-2-514 00 34

Joris.Visser@dorotheum.com


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Auction: Tribal Art
Date: 21.06.2018 - 17:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 16.06. - 21.06.2018