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Monumental Pre-columbian Veracruz Seated Incensario Figure

Monumental Pre-columbian Veracruz Seated Incensario Figure


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1343622
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Important and Monumental Pre-columbian Veracruz Seated Incensario Figure from Mexico, ca. 600-900 A.D. Incensario dedicated to the god Chaac in the shape of a seated figure. The realistic expression on the face is striking and most likely depicts and actual individual. He is depicted wearing a large headdress of the god Chaac. Remains of stucco and yellow/orange paint are still present and the eyes are highlighted with black bitumen. This piece is impressive and larger than life size. Less than 100 examples known to exist with this one being one of the largest we have seen.

TL test included with the piece.

3.90 Feet in height.

Provenance: Ex. Barney G. Malone Collection, TX. acquired in 1955.

Restored from about 55 pieces with restoration over the break lines which is typical of a figure this size. Part of the mouth of Chaac on the headdress has been restored.