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    Description

    A Pre-Inca / Atacama Carved Wood Figure
    c. 1200-1470 AD

    From the Atacama desert region, Chile. Very rare stylized standing figure holding an object to its abdomen, long braids down sides of head and onto chest, legs showing at bottom. The wood slightly arched. In its original condition with archeological patina. With a custom lucite base.

    Provenance:
    Robert & Carolyn Nelson Collection
    David Bernstein Fine Art, New York, NY

    Note: similar carved wood figures are illustrated in Arica, Diez mil Anos, Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Santiago, Chile, 1991, figure 120. And others in Arqueologia de la Region Atacama, by Ricardo E. Latcham, Santiago, Chile, 1938, figure 51 and briefly discussed on page 150.


    Height: 10 ½ inches




    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.

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    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    June
    4th Tuesday
    Auction Dates
    June
    25th Tuesday
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    11 Days
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