Pre columbian artifact

May 08, 2020. 18:05 UTC
Pre Columbian Artifact
Camilla
United States of America

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For sale
Maybe
Description

Approximately 3" high

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 1 day
May 10, 01:47 UTC
By Sara S

Fair Market Value

$100 - $500 USD

Insurance Value

$600 USD
What does this mean?

Hi again Camilla,

Your father seems to have an interesting collection. Thanks again for your appraisal inquiries with Mearto. This item appears to another Veracruz Gulf Coast carving. This one recalls other "sonriente" (smiling) figures and faces. The MET has a great page dedicated to the figures -
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/313386

As previously mentioned, 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.

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