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Anthropomorphic mask, with restorations, in green/grey serpentine from the Mezcala culture of the Guerrero region of Mexico, 500-100BC, estimated at €12,000-15,000 at Copages on March 18. (Photo: Copages Auction.)

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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.

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