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Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Zapotec culture, Monte Alban, ca. 600 to 900 CE. This is a lovely grey ware pottery urn that depicts a seated deity with a cylindrical chamber behind and a mouth with toothy fangs. Pottery effigy urns like this piece are some of the only surviving artwork we have from this enigmatic culture. Size: 4.25" W x 8" H (10.8 cm x 20.3 cm)

cf, Boos, F. The Ceramic Sculpture of Ancient Oaxaca.

Provenance: Ex-Collection of Dr John B Harper

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Chip out of base, but piece stands on its own easily; otherwise intact, with nice old encrustations and very clear features.

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Monte Alban Figural Urn - Seated God /Toothy Fangs

Estimate $400 - $600Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price $200
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