[meteorite-list] AD- Ruler's Staff and Several Great Auctions
From: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:30:56 -0800 (PST)
Dear List Members,
I have many great offerings ending at auction tonight including some sizable planetary and rare specimens.? All were started at just 99 cents with no reserve.
Link to all auctions:
I also want to offer a papered museum-grade ruler's "Clava" or "Staff" directly.? I had planned on using this to accent a display of the NWA 5000 main mass when it is to be viewed publicly.? This staff has dual connotations, both celestial and zoomorphic and would go great with either a meteorite or artifact collection. ? The crescent moon, star (Sun) and mother Earth are unmistakable. Life-giving maze can be seen reaching for the sun and the bands represent great wealth.? This artifact is a symbol? of both power and strength and is the only papered pre-Colombian staff available to collectors that I am aware of.? The handful of others are tucked in museums since a Clava is the national symbol of Chile.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity so I will entertain serious offers only. I think $15,000.00 is a fair starting point.? I have never seen a real papered Pre-Columbian ruler's staff ever offered but feel this ancient piece of art could go for six figures in the right auction.
C.O.A. with text:
Closeup Image Of Staff:
Thank you for looking and if you are bidding, good luck!
Received on Wed 14 Nov 2012 02:30:56 PM PST