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Teotihuacan Ceramic Mask

A very fine molded pottery mask in typical Teotihuacan fashion. Realistic facial features. Traditional triangular face with wide forehead. Remnants of painted headband. Horizontal eye slits, with nicely formed nose and mouth. Scattered dendrites throughout surface with ample root marks. Measures 5" Wide, 3.375" in Height. 5.75" on custom metal stand. Late Teotihuacan. Mexico, ca. 200 - 400 A.D.

Condition: Completely intact with no restoration. Hairline fracture under left ear (half inch in length). Small amount of mounting adhesive from prior mounting. Otherwise in excellent to choice condition.

Note: There are more stone masks from Teotihuacan than from any other Mesoamerican culture. Very few intact clay mask survive.

This clay mask might have been made for a ceramic censer. Admirable and very rare piece.

Provenance: G. Ostby collection. Henderson, NV Acquired 1970s-80s; Private Florida collection.

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