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    Description

    A Costa Rica Jade Pendant
    c. 300-700 AD

    Polished translucent speckled blue-green jade, finely string-sawed, grooved and drilled to form a figure dancing on the back of a crouching animal, its hand raised to front, animal and bird heads to front and back. In excellent condition.

    Provenance:
    Private collection, Atlanta, GA
    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. Thibodeau. 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.

    Enrique was the grandson of Anastasio Alfaro (1865-1951), archaeologist, geologist, ethnographer, explorer and writer - an important personality in the cultural development of Costa Rica. He was a member of the board at the National Museum of Costa Rica and author of Antigüedades en Costa Rica (1892).

    Height: 3 ½ inches


    Estimate: $700 - $1,000.

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    July
    14th Wednesday 10:50 am CT
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    14th Wednesday
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 70001-70261) - 11:00 AM Central Time, Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
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