Lot 634

C.1966 Painting & Wood Cut Prints From Mazatlan

Estimate: $300 - $600

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For your consideration in this lot is one large framed hand painting and four Wood Cut Block prints that were purchased from The Museum Of Anthropology in Mazatlan, Mexico in 1966. The framed painting is done in black and white on a sheet of Mexican Amate Bark Paper. Mexican Amate Bark Paper dates back to pre-Columbian times and is still handmade by indigenous Otomi artisans of central Mexico using the same methods of their Mesoamerican ancestors from nearly 3000 years ago. Amate Bark Paper has been used throughout the ages in religious and legal texts as well as a canvas for painting. The painting is of two birds of paradise among flowers and leaves. The painting is professionally mated and framed in very good condition and measures 27 1/2" x 12". The four wood cut block prints are on heavy paper and signed in the lover right corner. The paper was first colored and then the black marked block was used. Two of the prints are of native men and two are of dancing Gods. The art measures 3 3/4' x 9 3/4" on paper that measures 6 1/2" x 12 3/4". Provenance: Purchased by Virgil and Barbara Magerfleisch in circa 1966.