A Superb Mayan Jadeite maskette, Mayan, Classical period, C. 250 - 900 AD; Mexico/Guatemala

The maskette with sloping brow with arched ocular orbits, elegant long nose, the eyes carefully carved and once inlaid, the lips finely detailed and expressive; the whole in mottled green jadeite with darker brown and yellow inclusions, pierced at each side for attachment; magnificent carving, Pieced together from two large original pieces, professionally done and barely visible. Superb. H. 3 1/4"

Comments:
Property of an East Coast private collector

Provenance:
Stendahl Gallery, New York, USA, 1950's.
Ex. Private US collection.

Price Realized: $1,300

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