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Maya Architectural Base Kinich Ahau, ex-Museum

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Maya Architectural Base Kinich Ahau, ex-Museum

Lot 0182 Details

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Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico to Guatemala, Maya, Late Classic Period, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A striking, large carved architecture feature - a base of a wall - featuring a high relief face mask depicting the sun god Kinich Ahau (designated as god G when referring to the codices) with circular eyes, puffy lips, gaunt cheeks, a headband, and spool-adorned ears. The carving is done from a pale cream-white limestone with small flecks of black and grey, and may have once been painted. Maya architecture is famous for its relief carvings, which adorned the interiors and exteriors of monumental buildings. Depictions of gods, like Kinich Ahau, signified the allegiances of the rulers who commissioned the buildings. Size: 13.75" L x 9" W x 10.55" H (34.9 cm x 22.9 cm x 26.8 cm)

Provenance: private collection, Southeastern USA to present; ex-Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (69.20.4), 1969-2010; ex-Walter P. Scott MD, prior to 1969

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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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Condition
This is a fragment from a larger sculpture and the sides are accordingly rough-edged. Small losses from peripheries. The face itself is largely in good condition with some small losses around the bridge of the nose.
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Maya Architectural Base Kinich Ahau, ex-Museum

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0182: Maya Architectural Base Kinich Ahau, ex-Museum

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Lot 0182 Details

Description
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Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico to Guatemala, Maya, Late Classic Period, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A striking, large carved architecture feature - a base of a wall - featuring a high relief face mask depicting the sun god Kinich Ahau (designated as god G when referring to the codices) with circular eyes, puffy lips, gaunt cheeks, a headband, and spool-adorned ears. The carving is done from a pale cream-white limestone with small flecks of black and grey, and may have once been painted. Maya architecture is famous for its relief carvings, which adorned the interiors and exteriors of monumental buildings. Depictions of gods, like Kinich Ahau, signified the allegiances of the rulers who commissioned the buildings. Size: 13.75" L x 9" W x 10.55" H (34.9 cm x 22.9 cm x 26.8 cm)

Provenance: private collection, Southeastern USA to present; ex-Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (69.20.4), 1969-2010; ex-Walter P. Scott MD, prior to 1969

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#156420
Condition
...
This is a fragment from a larger sculpture and the sides are accordingly rough-edged. Small losses from peripheries. The face itself is largely in good condition with some small losses around the bridge of the nose.

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