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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Tecomate with Deity and Leaf Motif

1200–900 B.C.

Ceramic

10.8 × 15.2 cm (4 1/4 × 6 in.)
rim diameter: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil. 1974
2020.27.2
Geography: 
Guatemala
or Mexico
Culture: 
Guatemala or Mexico, Olmec
Period: 
Early Formative
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Bonhams Fine African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art, 13 May 2010
Sale # 18189, lot number 2142.
Nick J. Poolos, Chicago, acquired in the 1950s-60s, worked with friend Ruben Gonzalez in Mexico collecting objects from digs and working with dealers in the 1950s. In the 1960s and 1970s, started selling his collected art in NYC, working with the Field Museum to authenticate and Identify art.In the 1980s and 1990s did appraisals for clients worldwide, retired from all this in the 2000s. In early 2000s diagnosed with cancer and died in 2011.

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