Pre columbian artifact

May 11, 2020. 20:51 UTC
Pre Columbian Artifact
Camilla
United States of America

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For sale
Maybe
Description

Approximately 2.5" tall

Provenance

This belongs to my father. He purchased several pieces similar to this over the years and would like to know the value, if there is any.

Answered within 3 days
May 14, 21:17 UTC
By Sara S

Fair Market Value

$50 - $200 USD

Insurance Value

$250 USD
What does this mean?

Hello Camilla,

This object appears to be a frog figure. Unfortunately, I cannot associate a specific Pre Columbian culture to this object due to lack of attributes. However, to the Mayan culture, frogs and toads were associated with rain and believed to be the Chac's (rain god) musicians (based on the frog's croaking). The rain would bring sustenance in the crops and fertility to women.

Again, dating the item would require in-person examination. The estimate provided is based on recent auction estimates and results of similar figures in similar dimensions. Please note that dealer or private prices may vary. Further, estimates are contingent on condition and authenticity. Thank you again for your appraisal inquiries.

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