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Authentic Pre-Columbian Veracruz Whistle ca. 500 to 700 CE Shaman or Priestess with Provenance & COA

Regular price $1,600.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,600.00 USD
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Authentic Pre-Columbian Flute whistle with Deity or Shaman artifact. Artifact from Veracruz Culture dates circa 500-700 CE. Artifact displaying musical Instrument still make sound. A wonderful flute whistle featuring a long tube for creating sound with a conical mouthpiece and a broad openwork disc with a seated female figure on one end. She sits with her legs along the length of the whistle, her arms spread wide. She wears a skirt and large necklace as well as a delightful headdress with a beaded border and two projecting tabs. Pale blue pigment decorates her clothing and the openwork face of the flute, which has temple-shaped cutouts that divide it into six segments. Is she a priestess or shaman? A ruler? A musician? It is fun to speculate! Size: 5.7" W x 9.25" H (14.5 cm x 23.5 cm); 9" H (22.9 cm) on included custom stand. Provenance: Comes with Certificate of Authenticity from very well respected gallery that deals in Antiquities where it was purchased. Further: ex-private Howard Rose Gallery, New York, USA; ex-Lands Beyond, New York, New York, USA; ex-Arte Primitivo, New York, New York, USA, acquired December 1998 Condition: Professionally repaired and restored from multiple pieces. This is extremely well done and difficult to see. Great remaining pigment. Released from private collection that has sold in New York City galleries as well as top auction-Guaranteed Authentic 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. Returns & exchanges Refunds and Exchanges We accept returns within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking or insured.