An Important Calima Sun Mask With Tears, Malagan
Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Calima culture, Malagan style, Ca 0 to 100 CE. Important and exceptional terracotta "Sun Mask" in almost perfectly rounded form; small slit eyes with kaolin stripes representing tears, eyes and mouth clearly showing displeasure. A fine and very sensitive representation found in gold metal, but never in pottery form such as represented here! 6-1/2"diameter, custom mounted.
Provenance: Ex-prominent Hollywood, CA collection acquired from Ron Messick Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
The starting price is the price at which the item can sell.
Professionally repaired from several large pieces, with repainting over breaklines.