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This outstanding small pestle, produced by the Muisca people who lived in the fertile basins of the high eastern Andes, is beautifully carved in the form of a seated man, with arms folded across his chest and resting on his bent knees. Carved in raised relief, the features show surprisingly exquisite detailing for such a practical piece suggesting it was made for a person of importance.
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall with outstanding crystallized surface deposits
Dimensions: Height: 2.12 inches (5.4 cm)
Provenance: ex: Klassen Collection; ex: Joel Malter collection, assembled in the 1980s, thereafter a private Canadian collection, acquired from the trade in 2012.
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