ORIGIN: West Mexico
AGE: Ca. 600 - 900 A. D.
SIZE: 7" in height by 5 1/2" in width (
the piece comes with a museum quality metal display stand and has an overall height of 9" when mounted)
DESCRIPTION: An impressive terra-cotta colored Veracruz head fragment with an aloof and solumn facial expression. He has an elongated face with a prominent aqualine nose. His eyes are elongated coffee bean shaped and both eyes and his slightly down-turned mouth retain the original black bitumen pigment helping to define the overall impact of his visage . He is wearing round ear spools and an elaborate quadrangular head piece with applied raised rope designs outlining his face and ending at the earspools. The upper area of the headpiece has an inverted triangle with round ornaments at each of the three angles...probably jade.
This striking lifelike image would be a fine addition to any collection or he stands alone as a beautiful piece of ancient art on his own.