Pre-Columbian Masks and Effigy Vessels among artifacts featured at Throckmorton Fine Art’s 29th exhibition

. January 13, 2015

THROCKMORTON FINE ART (www.throckmorton-nyc.com) is presenting an important selection of Pre-Columbian art and

artifacts at the 61st Annual Winter Antiques Show. (www.winterantiquesshow.com). This is the gallery’s 29th year participating in New York’s best known art fair.

Among prized examples of Pre-Columbian art at the Throckmorton stand is a Mayan Middle Classic Mosaic Mask, dating to 600-900 CE. The striking Jade
Mask measures 3.5 inches.

Another important find is a Teotihuacan Mask with a carved, stepped pyramid motif, dating to 250 – 450 CE. It is 8.5 inches high and is made of green marble.

Mayan Dog Effigy Vessel

Mayan Dog Effigy Vessel

A third attraction at Throckmorton’s exhibition at the WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW this year is a Mayan Dog Effigy Vessel with a removable lid section. It is polychromed ceramic dating to 600-900 CE and is 11.5 inches high and 13 inches wide.

Spencer Throckmorton says, “The Winter Antiques Show has attracted the attention of leading curators and private collectors for decades. As dealers in Pre-Columbian artifacts we are delighted to see the top echelon of connoisseurs and experts in the field visiting our stand at this annual mid-winter event.

“We have been fortunate to acquire a number of sought-after Pre-Columbian artifacts from private collections. The masks, yokes and figures we selected are vetted examples and come with scientific and scholarly reports.”

Kraige Block, Executive Director of Throckmorton, adds that, “We are pleased to have significant Pre-Columbian pieces to offer our clients. Over our thirty years in business we have always found collectors who appreciate Spencer Throckmorton’s long held interest not just in in Pre-Columbian art, but also in Chinese jades, Asian sculpture and Latin American photography. We have worked hard to continually stage interesting exhibitions and to publish publications on all of these subjects.”

As the premier dealer offering extraordinary pre-Columbian art and vintage and contemporary Latin American photography, Throckmorton Fine Art participates in internationally acclaimed fairs, including The Winter Antiques Show, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) show and Asia Week in New York. The gallery also showcases fine Chinese jades and Asian art. Kraige Block, Throckmorton Executive Director serves as a member of the Board of Directors of AIPAD.

If you go:

61st Annual Winter Antiques Show
at the Park Avenue Armory (67th Street)
January 23 – February 1, 2015.

www.winterantiquesshow.com

Category: Antiquities

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