Description
HEAD OF A STATUE
Culture Veracruz, Remojadas, Gulf Coast, Mexico
Classical, 250-650 A.D.
H. 16.5 cm - W. 18.5 cm
Brown ceramic with black bituminous material and white pigment
Beautiful expressive face with open oval eyes, iris underlined in black.
framing a small aquiline nose with dilated nostrils. Mouth ajar
with thick lips showing teeth. On the sides, presence of
circular discs adorning the ears. Beautiful elaborate headdress, the
hair underlined by engravings with the presence of a dotted crown
of repeating circles underlined with white paint. Reverse side supporting
a large rectangular opening. (Visible gaps, broken-glued)
Provenance:
- Alfred Stendhal Gallery, Los Angeles, 1960s
Exhibition/Publication :
- Arte Precolombiana, Gallery 'La Palma', Locarno-Quai, Switzerland,
exhibition from May 30 to June 30, 1961, described and photographed under the
n°26
- Arte Precolombiana, Mesoamerica, Galleria Milano, Milan, exhibition
from January to April 1967, described under No. 26
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HEAD OF A STATUE
Culture Veracruz, Remojadas, Gulf Coast, Mexico
Classical, 250-650 A.D.
H. 16.5 cm - W. 18.5 cm
Brown ceramic with black bituminous material and white pigment
Beautiful expressive face with open oval eyes, iris underlined in black.
framing a small aquiline nose with dilated nostrils. Mouth ajar
with thick lips showing teeth. On the sides, presence of
circular discs adorning the ears. Beautiful elaborate headdress, the
hair underlined by engravings with the presence of a dotted crown
of repeating circles underlined with white paint. Reverse side supporting
a large rectangular opening. (Visible gaps, broken-glued)
Provenance:
- Alfred Stendhal Gallery, Los Angeles, 1960s
Exhibition/Publication :
- Arte Precolombiana, Gallery 'La Palma', Locarno-Quai, Switzerland,
exhibition from May 30 to June 30, 1961, described and photographed under the
n°26
- Arte Precolombiana, Mesoamerica, Galleria Milano, Milan, exhibition
from January to April 1967, described under No. 26