DescriptionMonte Alban Incense Burner with Deity
Zapotec/ Monte Alban
C. 300 BC-300 AD
9¼" Tall x 5¾" Wide
The deity sits with crossed legs, a large loin cover over the knees, a corded necklace covering the chest, and hands touching the feet. The face shows cropped hair across the forehead, two glyph panels on a headdress, possibly indicative of serpents, he wears large earflares, and a mask covering the mouth. The vessel is intact having only the left foot and mouth with restoration, and a chip to right earflare. The headdress is incomplete from ancient times and would have extended a bit more.
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800.
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