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AN INTERESTING PAIR OF MAYA ANTHROPOMORPHIC POTTERY FRAGMENTS

AN INTERESTING PAIR OF MAYA ANTHROPOMORPHIC POTTERY FRAGMENTS


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1421109

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Culture: Maya Origin: Mexico/Central America/ Ca. 100-850A.D. Description: The larger of the two pieces measures 3 1/2” in height by 4” in width by 2 1/2” in depth. The base clay is a buff tan. The face has a lightly burnished pale orange wash. His raised eyebrows frame the elongated almond shaped eyes. He is ornamented with a slightly incised head band, small circular ear spools, and an intriguing mustache or mustache shaped ornament. His beak-like nose gives him an almost avian appearance. The tip of his nose is slightly abraded most likely due to exposure to the elements over many centuries. The smaller piece measures 2 3/4” in height by 3” in width. The base clay is a pale buff. The face has a lightly burnished cinnamon red wash. His facial features include a raised brow ridge, slanted indented almond shaped eyes, and a slightly snarling mouth giving him a somewhat feline countenance . He is ornamented with a dual head band. He appears to be staring directly ahead which may denote a trance state. The two pieces would be outstanding framed in a shadow box and mounted on the wall.