Heart-shaped bone mask with black surface in front and back. Front outward surface
has sgraffito lines cut through to a gray surface. Checkerboard design headdress.
Black eyeband and nose with rectangular slits for eyes. Slit downmouth, two chevron
marks at the chin. Drilled hole for suspension. Bone probably from a human skull.
Reassembled from four pieces with no restoration. Rich dark patina. Appraised 35
years ago (1982) by the late Lowell Collins (The Lowell Collins Gallery, Houston,
Texas). 300 B.C. -300 A.D. Mexico. Measures 2.75"/6.98 cm.
Mounted on vintage floating glass wood case.
Ex M. Dorsey, Houston, Texas
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