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Lot 177, Auction 5/30/2017: Delightful Chupicuaro Pottery Ocarina - Snail Form

Pre-Columbian, Western Mexico, Chupicuaro, ca. 500 BCE to 300 CE. A charming, hand-modeled whistle in the form of a snail with red and white motifs painted on its body. The snail is on a round base with three legs and a has a delightful pointed tail and hammerhead-like head on a thick neck. Whistle is still functional! Size: 3.05" L x 2.35" W x 1.45" H (7.7 cm x 6 cm x 3.7 cm)

Condition: Repaired on base, with small area of overpainting across repair.

Provenance: private San Francisco, California, USA collection

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