Lot 42: A Superb pair of Mayan Jade plaques representing the jester-god.

People: Maya, 250 - 550 AD.
El Peten, The flat finely carved ornaments worked on both sides similarly, each depicting the Jester God, identified by his three pointed crown of scrollwork, with pronounced nose and circular drilled drilled eyes, pierced in various places for likely suspension to a high status garment or ceremonial textile. Minor damages and restoration as evidenced in the photos.
Exhibited: University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, 1982; The Denver Art Museum, 1987; The National Museum of Women in the arts, Washington, DC, 1987-1988; Indianapolis Museum of Arts, 1988.

Publication History: Masterpieces of Pre-Columbian art from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wray, Berjonneau, Deletaille, and Sonnery. Andre Emerich Gallery, New York; Pg. 47. 1984 ; Rediscovered Masterpieces of of Mesoamerica: Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. Editions Art; Boulogne, Carlson, and Joraleman; Fig. 325.1985;. Parsons, Carlson, and Joralemon, The Face of Ancient America; The Indianapolis Museum of Art/Indiana University Press; pg. 58 Ill.27

Ex. Wally Zollman, IN; Peter Wray Collection

Price Realized: $7,500

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