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PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY HEAD OF A YOUTH FROM PRE-CLASSIC WESTERN MEXIC

PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY HEAD OF A YOUTH FROM PRE-CLASSIC WESTERN MEXIC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1423213

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The figure is deftly modeled with a hollow interior. He was crafted in West Mexico Ca. 1000 - 450 B.C. using a buff terra-cotta pottery. The figure is wearing a semi-circular patterned head piece which beautifully frames his face. He is ornamented with large circular ear spools and a double necklace most likely made from jade. His eyes are deeply pierced so that the pupils stand out and help create a realistic representation and he has raised arching eyebrows. His mouth is slightly open with sensual full lips contributing to the feeling of a gently striking countenance. He is mounted on a painted wooden base for display. The head alone measures 4” in height and 4” in width. When mounted the overall height is approximately 5” and the base is a 4” square. Due to the antiquity and ancient use there are a couple of abraded areas on each side of the head toward the rear. They are not noticeable when examining the face straight on. A really nice example of the type.