The Genius Of Man The Genius Of Man

A MESMERIZING LARGE VERACRUZ HEAD FRAGMENT


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre 1492: Item # 1342939

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The Genius Of Man
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Culture: Veracruz Origin: West Mexico Age: Ca. 600 - 900 A.D. Size: 6” in height by 9 1/2” in width by 4 1/2” in depth. The piece is mounted on a square lucite base which can be removed at the owner’s discretion. When mounted the head stands 10” in overall height. Description: A fantastic large Veracruz head fragment. The face is striking with elongated coffee bean eyes and raised eye pupils with the original bitumen pigment still strongly evident on the headband, eye pupils, and mouth. The figure is wearing a multilevel headpiece consisting of five rows of wide bands…each incised with a different design motif and further flanked on each by wide quadrangular side flaps. There are a few minor losses due to ancient usage but they don’t detract from the strong visual impact of the face. A truly beautiful and intriguing work of art.