This odd "space helmet" Maya mask comes from Mexico and dates Ca. 100 - 860 A.D.It measures 3" in height by 3" in width. A custom made heavy metal display stand is included which makes the overall height 6". This is the variety of artifact from which many so-called "experts" claim ancient alien
contact. The helmeted head has a raised center crest and unusual elements extend out from the sides. The mouth is deeply incised and open to expose two needle sharp fangs. The eyes are huge and hollow and add to the eerie feel of the piece. The lower section has been ground down and not broken off so it may not have been merely a fragment but was perhaps the lid of a small incensor which would explain the hollow open eyes to allow smoke to rise as an offering to the gods. Truly strange and wonderful!