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Nazca Wood Standing Mother and Child

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Nazca Wood Standing Mother and Child
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Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Nazca culture, ca. 100 BCE to 500 CE. A rare and stunning carved-wooden sculpture of tall, rectangular form depicting a mother embracing her child. Minimalistic and highly stylized, the standing female presents a haunting visage of two almond-shaped, hollow eyes, a straight, incised mouth, and a pointed chin on a flat-topped, narrow head. Her trapezoidal hands reach out from her sides to hold the child, who turns his back to the viewer and faces his mother. The child displays long, attenuated legs, a slightly projecting posterior, a rectangular body, and a square head. A border surrounds the head of the mother, suggesting that she may be wearing a hooded robe. Size: 8.5" W x 33.125" H (21.6 cm x 84.1 cm); 35" H (88.9 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection, ex-private Hans Juergen Westermann collection, Germany, collected from 1950-1960s

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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Condition
Collection label on verso of stand. Stable surface fissure on front running from base to top of child's head and another smaller one on verso near base. Expected surface wear as shown with nicks/chips and abrasions commensurate with age. Otherwise, excellent and intact.
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Nazca Wood Standing Mother and Child

Estimate $7,000 - $10,500
Dec 02, 2021
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0096B: Nazca Wood Standing Mother and Child
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Est. $7,000 - $10,500Starting Price $3,500
Fine Antiquities | Asian | Ethnographic Art
Dec 02, 2021 10:00 AM EST
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Lot 0096B Details
Description
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Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Nazca culture, ca. 100 BCE to 500 CE. A rare and stunning carved-wooden sculpture of tall, rectangular form depicting a mother embracing her child. Minimalistic and highly stylized, the standing female presents a haunting visage of two almond-shaped, hollow eyes, a straight, incised mouth, and a pointed chin on a flat-topped, narrow head. Her trapezoidal hands reach out from her sides to hold the child, who turns his back to the viewer and faces his mother. The child displays long, attenuated legs, a slightly projecting posterior, a rectangular body, and a square head. A border surrounds the head of the mother, suggesting that she may be wearing a hooded robe. Size: 8.5" W x 33.125" H (21.6 cm x 84.1 cm); 35" H (88.9 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection, ex-private Hans Juergen Westermann collection, Germany, collected from 1950-1960s

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#161501
Condition
...
Collection label on verso of stand. Stable surface fissure on front running from base to top of child's head and another smaller one on verso near base. Expected surface wear as shown with nicks/chips and abrasions commensurate with age. Otherwise, excellent and intact.
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