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    Maya Standing Figure of a Dignitary

    Maya
    C. 550-950 AD
    Buff Terra Cotta with Original Blue
    9¼" Tall

    The man stands upright with the right palm extended and the left to his side in a natural daily pose. He has a molded head, the face bold and powerful with determination and presence. Body and ornamentation is hand modeled. The figure stands tall as he wears a belt around his waist, a short loin cover with crimped edging, and a row of round beads suspended. At the neck, he wears two rows of a tight collar and a large series of beads, probably indicative of a precious jade necklace to display his wealth. The hair is pulled behind his highly bound slanted forehead and topped with a knot holding two large ornaments, while behind, his hair would have been twisted and rose taller, those pieces now missing. Reconstructed from original pieces with breaks at the neck, right arm, one leg, a missing thumb, losses to the hair, and several beads are replacements. Figure is only lightly cleaned, retaining strong ancient deposits and retains traces of original Maya Blue pigment.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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