The Genius Of Man The Genius Of Man

A STRIKING MAYA POTTERY EFFIGY FRAGMENT MOUNTED ON A WOODEN BASE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1335008

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Culture: Maya Origin: Mexico/Central America/ Ca. 400-850A.D. Description: A maya effigy fragment measuring 5” in height by 3 1/2” in width. The piece is mounted on a wooden base which makes the overall height 7”. The base can be removed if so desired. There is a pale gold wash covering the figure with a small area worn away from the nose area exposing the brown terra-cotta base pottery beneath. The figure portrays and elderly figure adorned with ear spools, rows of raised circular designs on the upper arms…possibly jewelry or tattooing, a necklace formed of ovoid hanging pendants and a head piece which has ancient erosions and losses. This tends not to detract from the overall power and dignity of the piece. He would be stunning displayed on a mantlepiece or glass or wooden coffee table.