A Vera Cruz Head (slightly Larger Than Life-Size)
From ancient Mexico, Veracruz, ca. 600 to 900 AD. Terracotta head of a chieftain, broken off a larger figure. Wearing a headdress that straps under chin, relief eyes, ears and pointed slightly upturned nose. Open mouth reveal individually defined upper teeth with drilled centers (originally would have held jade inlays). Custom stand. Head itself measures 9-1/2"H x 9"W
Provenance: Ex-private Midwest USA collection, ex-Harmer Rooke Galleries.
This lot will be sold not subject to a reserve. The starting price is the price at which the item can sell.
Some nodes missing from headdress, left ear broken off, else excellent. Slight traces of black and orange slip remaining.