Description

    Teotihuacan Standing Priest

    Teotihuacan
    C. 200 BC-400 AD
    Green Stone
    7" Tall x 2½" Wide

    The carving is made from a green stone, he wears a long skirt, shirt, belt band, the hands exposed at the waist, a two tiered headdress with large banded 'X' designs, plumes above, and lappets dropping below. The face is carved in an early Pre-Classic style with open eyes, contoured cheeks, and thick lipped mouth. The votive idol serves as a pendant with drilled holes accenting the face, the backside having a groove connecting them and allowing rope to comfortably rest. Carving has the nose chipped with old fill else, intact, excellent, with nice patina, and light encrustations.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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