Monument 68 at Tak'alik Ab'aj, Retalhuleu, Guatemala, Middle Preclassic Starting things off slowly here for Guatemala Travelogue Part II. The Olmec Toad, yet
Pequeña vasija de boca restringida. Como decoración presenta en el exterior aplicaciones en mediano relieve que forman una abstracción de sapo. Proviene del altiplano central de Guatemala. Se relaciona cronológicamente con los años 50 a 250 después de Cristo.
Lot: Jade Toad Water Cheng Ming or Later, Lot Number: 0163, Starting Bid: $5,000, Auctioneer: The Great Value Auctions, Auction: Spring Asian Porcelain & Jade, Painting-2018, Date: March 16th, 2018 PDT
Huge Rio Magdalena Pottery Urn - Ex-Stanley Marcus. Pottery lidded jar, used to store food and water, as well as interment of the dead. Bulbous base decorated with 4 applied frogs, eyes and top of head with added shell beads - some remaining, body decorated with cross-hatched designs in deep relief. The lid is adorned with a seated male figure, hands to his knees. He sits atop a 4-legged stool made from the underside of a large turtle. This and more ancient art for sale on the…