Pre-Columbian sale at Christie’s Paris includes Aztec stone sculpture

Rare Aztec stone fertility corn goddess named Chicomecoatl in limestone, from c.1300- 1521AD, estimated at €100,000-125,000 in the April 9 Christie's Paris auction. Image copyright: Christie's Images Limited.

On April 9 Christie’s will be holding a Pre-Columbian sale featuring the 90-lot collection formed by Felix and Heidi Stoll from Basel as well as around 50 pieces from other vendors.

Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Anne Crane

The Stolls started collecting in the 1980s and focused particularly on stone sculpture from the Guerrero region of Mexico. Animal subjects, masks, figures and architectural models all feature.

Other properties include this rare Aztec stone fertility corn goddess named Chicomecoatl in limestone, above, 3ft 4in (1m) high, from c.1300- 1521AD. It is estimated at €100,000-125,000.