pre-columbian-huastec-potter-head

Large Pre-Colombian Huastec Pottery Head from 5th Century

Pre-Colombian Pottery Head Artifact | Originated: Mexico, Veracruz, Huastec | ca. 400 to 800 AD | An impressive pottery head from a rather large figure  | Nice manganese deposits across the surface | Size: 4.5″ W x 6″ H (11.4 cm x 15.2 cm).

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  • Very Nice Pre-Colombian Pottery Head Artifact | Originated: Mexico, Veracruz, Huastec | ca. 400 to 800 AD | An impressive pottery head from a rather large figure with slanted narrow coffee-bean shaped eyes, pursed applied lips, nicely modeled ears, and a prominent bifurcated cap-like headdress. Note, the right ear shows a perforation from which ornaments were once suspended and a coil section upon the neck suggests that she also wore a necklace. The right eye, lips, and chin are embellished with black slip |Nice manganese deposits across the surface | Size: 4.5″ W x 6″ H (11.4 cm x 15.2 cm)

    Provenance: Ex- B. DiPietro collection, PA

    All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14.

  • Weight

    10lb.

    Height

    6"

    Width

    4.5"

    Depth

    3.5"

    Weight

    10lb.

    Height

    6"

    Width

    4.5"

    Depth

    3.5"

    Date

    5th Century

    Medium

    Terracotta

    Origin

    Mexico