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Item:273570669732Up for auction is this awesome Pre Columbian pottery piece. It is made of clay and it is in the image of a Mayan God. It was probably used as some sort of idol. It came from Central America. It is pre-1600’s. It is in great condition for its age, but check all of the photos out. The face can be easily made out. It looks to be clay or stone. There are some minor chips, such as on the feet. I bought it from a collector out of Texas who I believe got it from an estate sale. I have looked closely at it and noticed the small cracks on the toes look consistent with natural breaking, and the molding looks to be hand carved (as opposed to modern molding). In addition to this, the outer stone is colored darker than the inner which makes me think it might be aged. It is slightly “dirty”. All that being said, I am not at all an expert and I know that pieces like this are commonly faked and sold as souvenirs. I personally believe that this is an authentic piece, but I am selling it with some inevitable uncertainty. For this reason, I will accept a free return on it if it is not to your satisfaction. This would make an awesome gift!! Don’t pass it up! Some info on pre columbian peoples: Pre-Columbian Artifact Of A Mayan God Figure. Estimated more than 500 yrs old. Pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the American continents. Many pre-Columbian civilizations established hallmarks which included permanent settlements, cities, agriculture, civic and monumental architecture, major earthworks, and complex societal hierarchies. Pre-Columbian art refers to the visual arts of indigenous peoples of the Caribbean, North, Central, and South Americas until the late 15th and early 16th centuries, and the time period marked by Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas. Pre-Columbian art thrived throughout the Americas from at least 13,000 BCE to the European conquests. Many Pre-Columbian cultures did not have writing systems, so visual art expressed cosmologies, world views, religion, and philosophy of these cultures. During the period before and after European exploration and settlement of the Americas, indigenous native cultures produced a wide variety of visual arts, including painting on textiles, hides, rock and cave surfaces, bodies especially faces, ceramics, architectural features including interior murals, wood panels, and other available surfaces. (Wikipedia) Be sure to check over the details and look at all of the photos so you will know exactly what you’ll get! Sometimes the photos include a picture of the item next to a ruler so that you can better tell the size of the item. This way we can avoid any accidental sizing issues. My goal is to make you happy! I love being able to help in any way, so if for some reason something isn’t clear, then please don’t hesitate to ask!! I am happy to help! I am a college student and eBay is my only “job”. In addition to that, I am getting ready to get married soon! Feedback is important to me because it affects how many people want to do business with me (which in turn helps me make the money for gas, groceries, etc). Please contact me if there is a problem and I would be happy to help!! It’s my pleasure to be serve you an any way I can! Also let me know if you see an issue in one of my listings, because I don’t want to be dishonest even on accident. All items come from a smoke free pet free home. I only accept paypal and only ship to the lower 48 states. All items purchased will be shipped within 3 days, however I strive for next day shipping. My items come from my personal collection, reputable whole-sellers, art/antique dealers, auction houses, old barns/houses, and more. Some are given to me to sell, found, or even items that I got here off of eBay (from reputable sellers of course;). Some Is bought in bulk so I can offer you great prices, and some are rare and I only have one! Let me know if I can help you in any way and I’d be happy to!!Material:Pottery
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