Description
FUNERARY MASK
TEOTIHUACAN CULTURE, MEXICO VALLEY, CLASSIC MEXICO 450-650 AP. J.-C.
Anthracite grey hard stone with white veining
H. 13, 5 cm - W. 14 cm
Teotihuacan funerary mask, hard grey stone with white veining, Mexico
H. 5 1/8 in - W. 5
in
Provenance : ½ Henri Planten, Paris, années1980
Collection Milton A. Leof, Paris, 1980s
Private collection, Tarbes
The death masks that were placed on the faces of certain characters were probably trying to perpetuate the living image of the deceased. In many cases, however, they represented a face with open eyes, often made with shell and obsidian inlays.
Teotihuacan death masks are easily distinguished by their sober and realistic style. An excellent example of this type of mask is presented here.
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FUNERARY MASKTEOTIHUACAN CULTURE, MEXICO VALLEY, CLASSIC MEXICO 450-650 AP. J.-C.Anthracite grey hard stone with white veiningH. 13, 5 cm - W. 14 cmTeotihuacan funerary mask, hard grey stone with white veining, MexicoH. 5 1/8 in - W. 5inProvenance : ½ Henri Planten, Paris, années1980Collection Milton A. Leof, Paris, 1980sPrivate collection, TarbesThe death masks that were placed on the faces of certain characters were probably trying to perpetuate the living image of the deceased. In many cases, however, they represented a face with open eyes, often made with shell and obsidian inlays.Teotihuacan death masks are easily distinguished by their sober and realistic style. An excellent example of this type of mask is presented here.

Estimate 30 000 - 40 000 EUR

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France - 75009 - paris
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