Pre-Columbian Heavily Painted Head of a Mayan Warrior
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Late classic, 750-1000 A.D., molded terracotta with applied decoration in orange, yellow, lapis blue, white and black.
8.25 in. (12 in. with stand)
Purchased from dealer Edward H. Merrin, New York City, in 1968; copies of Merrin's correspondence and invoice are available. The Collection of Dr. Malcolm Hardy, Chapel Hill, NC
Colorful and striking.
From a larger work; chips to extremities; long hairline to the right cheek; repair to the nose; colors remain vibrant.
$600 - 900