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Lot 88a, Auction 2/15/2018: Museum-Exhibited Olmecoid Chontal Greenstone Figure

Pre-Columbian, southeastern Mexico, Chontal, ca. 800 to 300 BCE. Huge greenstone standing "blind" figure showing very strong Olmec characteristics, but clearly Chontal from the Guerrero region. He stands with legs slightly separated, hands to his chest with delineated fingers, face showing the strongest Olmec features with pouty lips, triangular nose and oval head. A remarkable figure to have survived intact. Custom stand. Size: 5.75" W x 21.25" H (14.6 cm x 54 cm)

Condition: Intact and excellent with wear and staining commensurate with age

Provenance: Exhibited at The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA, in the 1960s; ex-Nick Poolos collection, Adeon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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