**First Time At Auction**
Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Teotihuacan, ca. 500 to 700 CE. An attractive pottery fragment of a Teotihuacan lord or governor with almond-shaped eyes and a prominent nose, separated lips, large ear spools, an intricate neck band, and a large headdress with a feathered design and a circular emblem above the figure's brow. Three modern brass buttons detail both ear spools and the circular headdress emblem, and a large modern form-fitting gold-hued brass plate is secured to the back of the fragment. The modern brass backing has a pin-and-lock combo for securing to clothing, and an adhered brass hanging hook for suspension. Size: 3.625" W x 2.625" H (9.2 cm x 6.7 cm).
Provenance: private Boulder, Colorado, USA collection
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