A Pair Of Finely Molded Heads Of Two Pre-Columbian Maya Nobles

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Seller: galleryofthegreatestthings (1,168) 100%, Location: Hillsboro, New Mexico, Ships to: US, Item: 153927114848 Culture: Maya Origin: Mexico/ Central America /Ca 400A.D. - 900A.D. Size: Each is approximately 3” in height by 3” in width Description: (head with large ear spools) A stately molded refined clay head of a noble. The figure is richly attired with the elaborate objects of ornamentation that would have been limited to only the upper caste members of the society. The figure has a large headband holding an ornate hairdo in place, huge circular ear ornaments and a massive necklace. Both the necklace and ear pieces were more than likely made of fine jade. The face is triangular in shape and has elongated narrow almond shaped eyes. Description: (head with wide band supporting hair ornamentation)This figure has a round face with incised eyes and mouth. The face is framed by a wide head band with two smaller bands covering the ears and a smiling incised mouth. The head band supports a rounded hair piece. Due to ancient age and possible exposure there is slight wear to the nose. The right side shows a small raised area that was most likely an ear ornament. There are no new breaks and any worn down areas come from the years after they were abandoned to time and the elements of nature. Provenance: ex: Arte Primitive Condition: Excellent save for a very small area of abrasion on the tip of the nose due to ancient usage., Featured Refinements: Pre-Columbian Antiquities

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