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    Stone Mask with Prominent Nose

    Chantal
    Ça 200 BC-200 AD
    Green stone

    8½" High x 8½" Wide

    This imposing mask was deeply carved from a dense green mottled stone. It depicts a male with prominent brows and nose. Eyes and mouth emerge from the stone. The top part of the mask is perforated for suspension and the ears are perforated to hold precious ear ornaments which have disappeared with time. They were probably carved shells. Such masks may have been attached to walls or suspended as pendants from very large figures made of perishable materials. The mask is in good condition with a small amount of old restoration, now discolored.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2010
    5th Sunday
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