Olmec Decorated Deep Plate Artist: Unknown

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2 1/2 × 10 3/8 in. (6.4 × 26.4 cm)
depth of walls only: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)

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Private collection

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Early Formative


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Acquired by Samuel Dubiner (1914-1993), Israel, 1960s; Barry Kernerman (1932-2010), Toronto; private collection, Florida; Arte Primitivo, New York, July 27, 2020 lot 1; sale, Arte Primitivo, New York, July 27, 2020, lot 1; sold to Peter David Joralemon, New York, July 27, 2020 (on loan to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., from 2021)

Samuel Dubiner Collection(1914-1993)
- A Canadian industrialist, whose unorthodox methods had built a thriving business empire in many fields. It came as a great shock this year when his giant Cargal plant. Manufacturing corrugated cartons, was forced into a financial crisis, and Dubiner was compelled to step out of the management. Though successful(si) in selling his citrus cartons to many countries overseas, he had not succeeded in convincing Israel’s orange growers to use his product.Hoosier State Chronicles, Jewish Post, IIndianapolis, IN, October 2, 1959


Barry Kernerman, Toronto, Canada (1932-2010):
- Toronto's first primitive art dealer is Barry Kernerman (far right), who will be operating out of his Castlefield Ave. home. Kernerman had a modern art gallery in Toronto until 1959, then went to Tel Aviv to specialize in ancient art. Prices for primitive art will rise as much as 200 per cent in the next few months, Kernerman reports. Some of Kernerman's pieces (from left): A wooden man riding an elephant, from Indonesia, a Congo king with his emblem of rule, a mask of wood and woven hair from the Dan tribe in Africa, a stone eagle from Mexico's Totonac civilization, a Toltec head of clay, painted white, from Mexico, an Indian temple panel of painted wood, and a wooden figure from Africa's Baluba tribe. (from the Toronto Star Newspaper, 1969)

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