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Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, Classic Period, 300 to 900 CE. A pair of pottery maskettes clearly handmade, with applied details. One is a human face with large spool earrings and a black-painted headdress (coiffure?); a long, curving, wide pottery hook extends from the back of the head and may have been used to hold the maskette or may be a monkey's tail. The other is a mammalian face, maybe a jaguar or a coyote, with spooled earrings, a necklace, and a similar pottery hook. Size: 3.5" L x 2.7" W x 2.25" H (8.9 cm x 6.9 cm x 5.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Peter Arnovick Collection, San Francisco, CA

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The one without black paint has been repaired, but the repair is very well done and almost impossible to see.

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Pair of Mayan Pottery Maskettes

Estimate $600 - $900Sep 22, 2016