Paris is a centre for auctions of Pre-Columbian art. On March 18 Copages is offering an Italian collection of works that were sourced from major salerooms such as Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Loudmer as well as specialist dealers like Galerie Mermoz and the Emmeritz Gallery.
Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Anne Crane
Pieces from Peru, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica are on offer.
Pictured above is a rare 7¾in (19.5cm) anthropomorphic mask, with restorations, in green/grey serpentine from the Mezcala culture of the Guerrero region of Mexico, 500-100 BC.
It has a former provenance to two American collections: those of Jules Berman of Los Angeles and Theodore Nye of Washington. The estimate is €12,000-15,000.