Mezcala Serpentine Mask with Drilled Eye Pupils

 

12652. Mezcala Serpentine Mask with Drilled Eye Pupils

Guerrero, Mexico, Ca. 400-100 BC.

An expressive carved grayish-green serpentine mask depicting a bold face with large ovoid eyes each containing a triple drilled pattern. Wide nose and large, ovoid, open mouth with corner drilling. Perforations in the two upper edges for attachment with the upper portion of the drill holes worn through and ancient roughness to the lips, otherwise intact.
Size: 3-3/4”H. x 3-5/8”W. + custom base.
Provenance: Collection of Allan L. Long, NYC

$4,200

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