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    A Colima Crab Vessel
    c. 200 BC - 200 AD

    This boldly formed crustacean has well-formed eyes and pincers. Painted overall with a brown slip. The underside of the crab is decorated with incising,. Crabs are unusual subjects for Colima sculpture.

    Provenance:
    Sotheby's New York, Pre-Columbian Art, May 14, 1996, lot 106

    Width: 9 ¾ inches





    Condition Report*: In overall very good condition.  No breaks apparent.  One superficial crack, approx. 2" in length, under the proper left claw.  Wear, including one shallow chip, to the edge of the spout.  Otherwise surface with usual wear, including a couple of dings and scratches.  No apparent restoration.
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