Description
MASQUE ANTHROPOMORPHE
CULTURE TEOTIHUACAN, VALLEY OF MEXICO, MEXICO
CLASSICAL, 450-650 AP. J.-C.
Semi-translucent alabaster
H. 17,8 cm - W. 16 cm
Teotihuacan anthropomorphic mask, semi-translucent alabaster, Mexico
H. 7 in - W. 6 ¼ in
Provenance:
Collection John Stokes, Nyack, USA, 1981
Private collection, France
Mask with a triangular outline and a face very representative of the Teotihuacan culture: large receding forehead showing a ritual deformation of the skull towards the back where one notices, looking at the mask in profile, that the forehead and the nose are exactly in the same alignment.
Incised eyebrow arches with thick upper eyelids covering two oval-shaped eyes, open in a hollow and once decorated with coloured stone or shell inlays. Long straight nose with angular ridge and engraved nostrils surmounting a half-open mouth with well defined lips. The chin is short and rounded and on the sides two rectangular ears pierced at the height of the lobes. Simple back.

THE ANTHROPOMORPHIC MASKS OF TEOTIHUACAN
These lithic masks of great quality are very representative of the art of Teotihuacan. They are most often carved in fine or semi-precious stones (diorite, serpentine, albaite or translucent onyx), sometimes with a very large thickness.
If the geometrical composition is rather stereotypical, in a horizontal scheme often close to the canons of Teotihuacan architecture, the modeling and surface treatment can be very sensitive. The trapezoidal face highlights a broad forehead with a horizontal cut and slightly rounded edges. The ears are usually indicated by simple protruding rectangles, which can be adorned when pierced. Other perforations around the circumference suggest attachment to a support or the presence of a
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MASQUE ANTHROPOMORPHECULTURE TEOTIHUACAN, VALLEY OF MEXICO, MEXICOCLASSICAL, 450-650 AP. J.-C.Semi-translucent alabasterH. 17,8 cm - W. 16 cmTeotihuacan anthropomorphic mask, semi-translucent alabaster, MexicoH. 7 in - W. 6 ¼ inProvenance:Collection John Stokes, Nyack, USA, 1981Private collection, FranceMask with a triangular outline and a face very representative of the Teotihuacan culture: large receding forehead showing a ritual deformation of the skull towards the back where one notices, looking at the mask in profile, that the forehead and the nose are exactly in the same alignment. Incised eyebrow arches with thick upper eyelids covering two oval-shaped eyes, open in a hollow and once decorated with coloured stone or shell inlays. Long straight nose with angular ridge and engraved nostrils surmounting a half-open mouth with well defined lips. The chin is short and rounded and on the sides two rectangular ears pierced at the height of the lobes. Simple back.THE ANTHROPOMORPHIC MASKS OF TEOTIHUACANThese lithic masks of great quality are very representative of the art of Teotihuacan. They are most often carved in fine or semi-precious stones (diorite, serpentine, albaite or translucent onyx), sometimes with a very large thickness.If the geometrical composition is rather stereotypical, in a horizontal scheme often close to the canons of Teotihuacan architecture, the modeling and surface treatment can be very sensitive. The trapezoidal face highlights a broad forehead with a horizontal cut and slightly rounded edges. The ears are usually indicated by simple protruding rectangles, which can be adorned when pierced. Other perforations around the circumference suggest attachment to a support or the presence of a

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