14135. Fine Vera Cruz Stone Human Form Hacha
Gulf Coast, Mexico, Ca 550 to 950 AD.
This is the head of a ceremonial ball player shown with his helmet that comes down to protect his neck and swoops around the eyes with a flange to protect the cheeks. It has a beautiful abstract quality that would be admired in any sculpture of our current time.
Size: 10-1/2 inches H x 7-1/2 inches Length + custom mount.
Provenance: Ex Conn Private Coll. by descent from father to son, both now deseased. Heir made statement thus: To the best of my knowledge, this and all items I inherited, were purchased in the 1940's
Compare similar examples in Secrets in Stone: Yokes, Hachas and Palmas from Southern Mesoamerica by E. M. Shook & E. Marquis, page .
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