This massive Maya pottery head of a dignitary comes from Mexico and dates C.A. 100 - 860A.D.
He measures 7" in height by 6" in width and is mounted on a museum quality heavy black metal stand which is included in the sale. The effigy has a rounded/banded headpiece and huge ear spools. The eyes are upturned almond shaped and hollow. There may have been precious stone or shell insets that have been lost with time. His ample mouth is slightly upturned in a serious contemplative state as he stares straight ahead. There has been minor professional restoration to the tip of his nose and one side piece of the head covering. He has a rounded full face and large ears above the ear spools. A fine piece of art made by a master potter of the period. He would look great on a glass table or perhaps a mantle piece or placed next to other artifacts in a collection. Provenance: A private California collection sold at auction many years in the past. A COA will be provided.