Vintage Clay Teotihuacan Pre-Columbian Style Mask

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This custom clay Mask is delicately modeled in the Teotihuacan pre-columbian style - This 'commoner class' version has well modeled youthful gently parted lips and rounded high cheekbones, narrowed oval eyes, large adorned ears, straight brows and is pierced for attachment. The present mask shows strong similarities with the Sultepec type (from A.D. 450-650), and it was probably influenced by this earlier regional style. Reserved for the most prosperous and politically powerful individuals - And denied to members of the larger commoner class - Full sized masks of Teotihuacan were the permanent features of grand ceremonial rituals involving dressed effigies of which the masks were the fixed element. Tecali masks were a smaller corpus, with the varying color, texture and translucency of stones possibly selected for certain effigies or festivities.

The few full-sized masks that have been excavated at Teotihuacan were found in ritual deposits in corridors and administrative structures along the sacred avenues, supporting the theory that stone masks were ceremonial rather than funerary items.

Unique and one-of-a-kind, you'll receive the exact piece shown in the photos.

Complete with a certificate of authenticity, this piece is an exciting investment that will only get better with age.

Product Details:
— Mask Dimensions: 9.5"W x 6"H
— Vintage Mask
— Includes Leather Mounting Lanyard
— Certificate of Authenticity Included

— Since this piece is unique, you will receive the exact piece showcased in the pictures


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