Description
STATUE HEAD
Toltec Culture, Aztec Period, Mexico
Post-Classical, 1300-1500 AD.
H. 20 cm - W. 17, 5 cm
Volcanic stone (tuff) with remnants of pigment.
Head of an elderly dignitary showing a serene face. Eyes underlined in
relief framing a long straight nose of simple shape; wide mouth
half-open and full cheeks; on the sides, presence of the ears. The
skull bears a kind of crown incised with remains of
polychromy.
Provenance:
- Alfred Stendhal Gallery, Los Angeles, 1960s
- Franco Monti Collection, 1960-1970s
Exhibition/Publication :
- Arte Precolombiana, Gallery 'La Palma', Locarno-Quai, Switzerland,
exhibition from May 30 to June 30, 1961, described under n°27
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STATUE HEAD
Toltec Culture, Aztec Period, Mexico
Post-Classical, 1300-1500 AD.
H. 20 cm - W. 17, 5 cm
Volcanic stone (tuff) with remnants of pigment.
Head of an elderly dignitary showing a serene face. Eyes underlined in
relief framing a long straight nose of simple shape; wide mouth
half-open and full cheeks; on the sides, presence of the ears. The
skull bears a kind of crown incised with remains of
polychromy.
Provenance:
- Alfred Stendhal Gallery, Los Angeles, 1960s
- Franco Monti Collection, 1960-1970s
Exhibition/Publication :
- Arte Precolombiana, Gallery 'La Palma', Locarno-Quai, Switzerland,
exhibition from May 30 to June 30, 1961, described under n°27