The Genius Of Man The Genius Of Man

A SUPERB MONUMENTAL ZAPOTEC URN

A SUPERB MONUMENTAL ZAPOTEC URN


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1297771

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The Genius Of Man
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$4,300.00

This incredible massive burial urn figure comes from Pre- Columbian Oaxaca, Mexico and dates Ca -300 A. D. - 800 A.D. He stands a full 15" in height, 10 1/4" in width, by 7 1/2" in depth. He represents Cocijo, deity of lightning and rain. Cocijo is shown in traditional fashion with large ear spools, forked tongue protruding from mouth, buccal mask, with a large glyph emblem as a headdress. His front legs are crossed which add to the stolid solidity of the piece. He would have originally have been covered with white pigment/stucco and red accents. pigments of cinnebar still remain visible in some areas. He is intact save for a small area of the headdress which was broken and reglued but there is no fill or overpaint. For the collector of the rare and fantastic!