8988. Pre Columbian Mayan Pair of Fine Molded Ceramic Figures (2)
Jaina Island, Yucatan, Mexico. Ca. 600-900 A.D.
This pair of contemplative warrior figures are replicas of one another and bear a solemn, imperturbable presence. They would have been used as part of a personal shrine in which the worshipper believed that he was channeling the psychic qualities and traits of the warrior archetype. There is a small, mysterious dwarf or attendant figure to the lower left of each warrior, signifying a helper who bears some type of assistance. Slight traces of white surface pigment. Size: 7-3/4 inches H. each. + custom mounts. ,Provenance: Ex. private Florida collection, acquired in the 1960s. A similar figure appears in Pre-Columbian Art: The Morton D May and the St Louis Museum Collections, by Lee A. Parsons, 1980, p.198, plate 304.
Original Price: $2,750
Special Price: $1,500