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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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Wearable as shown with pin or with addition of necklace. Backing and buttons are modern brass, and backing has "MEXICO VANGARROW" stamped into lower section. Pottery is a fragment of larger object. Age-commensurate surface wear, with minor losses to headdress and facial features.

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Estimate $100 - $150Sep 25, 2017
Louisville, CO, USA