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    A Rare Costa Rica Full-Figure Jade Tube Pendant
    c. 300-700 AD

    Polished sea-foam green jade. Carved in the round to depict a standing figure, pump and string-sawed between legs and pierced transversely through neck for suspension and pierced head to foot through the body, so it could be hung vertically or horizontally. The figure holds a trophy head at its waist. Mask-like face with broad nose and mouth, drilled eyes, leaf or animal-shaped ears, waisted headdress. In excellent condition.

    Provenance:
    Enrique Vargas Alfaro, 1960s. Mr. Alfaro was the source of high quality Pre-Columbian art sold to prestigious collections such as Andre Emmerich, Morton D. May, Frederick and Jan Mayer, and William C. and Carol W. Thibadeau. Artworks listing him as provenance appear in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, The Denver Art Museum, and the William C. Carlos Museum.
    Private collection, Atlanta, GA.

    Height: 5 inches


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    June, 2019
    25th Tuesday
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