Head-KHDISP235
Description
Additional information
  • Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Vera Cruz, ca. 600 to 900 CE. This skillfully handbuilt, hollow terracotta head was originally part of a larger figure depicting a proud male warrior with a naturalistic visage covered in black bitumen. The sculptor of this piece created a particularly dramatic presence; notice how his eyes leer toward his right. Quite a watchful expression! The artist painted the warrior’s face in jet-black bitumen perhaps to indicate ritualistic face paint or perhaps to indicate the color of his complexion. Our warrior also wears the customary banded helmet and chin strap. A wondrous example from the ancients of Vera Cruz. Custom stand.

  • Weight

    4lb.

    Height

    6.75"

    Width

    5"

    Depth

    5"

    Weight

    4lb.

    Height

    6.75"

    Width

    5"

    Depth

    5"

    Frame

    No

    Date

    Pre-columbian

    Medium

    Terracotta

    Origin

    Central America

    Subject

    Pottery

    Support

    Stand

    Title

    “Pre-Columbian Veracruz Pottery Head of Warrior”

    Kind

    Ceramics, Pottery & Crystal, Collectibles, Ethnographic Art & Ancient Artifacts, Sculptures