DescriptionCollection of Three Large Veracruz Heads
C. 600-900 AD
6" to 7½" Tall
Consisting of two head fragments and one appliqué headdress from a massive statue. The 'sonriente' head is a mold made example from a larger statue and holds a nice stone polished surface, unusual for such examples. It features small slits on either side of the headdress, for use to place feathers into for further ornamentation, and is, generally, intact, the neck on backside with some re-glued pieces and not affecting the front. A large head, wearing a reptilian skull over his head with a strap under the chin and ear ornaments, appears to be deceased with the eyes closed and the mouth loosely open. This example retains a pinkish red and white paint and is repaired. Last, a large mask of a man wearing a headdress appears to have been a molded face with additions and was an appliqué to the headdress of a massive statue, this, with a few chips and some pieces re-glued. An interesting collection.
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