Description

    Veracruz Ball Player Head Fragment

    Veracruz
    C. 600-900 AD
    Buff Terra Cotta
    7" Wide x 6ΒΌ" Tall

    The head is fully modeled in the round, broken in ancient times at the neck due to its own weight, and depicts a male with open mouth, row of teeth exposed, wearing earflares, and a large panel across the forehead, strap under the chin for support and would have been a ball player dressed in his ceremonial garb before participating in the ritual sport. The fragment has ancient losses to the top, the strap with repairs, and earflares modern.


    Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800.

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