Large Maya Stucco Head Ex Sotheby’s
550 AD to 850 AD
14′ tall without stand 9 1/2′ wide
A large and heavy Maya Deity Stucco Head from the Late Classic period. An imposing portrait with finely sculpted prominent nose, eyes, lips and teeth, with the remains of a pierced jade headband with remains of ochre and blue-green paint. Red pigment still present on the face. Mounted on a really nice custom base with Sotheby’s sticker still attached.
Ex Sotheby’s, November 15, 1994, lot 169, with an estimate of $15,000 to $20,000.
This is a fragment from a larger stucco figure. No repairs or restoration
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