Lot 34: A Superb Teotihuacan stone Life/Death maskette

A Superb Teotihuacan stone Life/Death maskette, Teotihuacan, Classical period, C. 300-900 AD; Mexico

The maskette in a light mottled green jadeite, the expressive face bifurcated and with one one side carved as a classical Teotihuacanoid maskette with small eyes, and wide cheeks and mouth with some Olmecoid influence; the other side of the face skeletal with large ocular orbit, skeletal nose and mouth and deeply cut cheekbones. Pierced at the sides for attachment. A fine and rare example. H. 2 3/4"

Property of an East Coast private collector

Ex. Robert Berg Collection, San Diego, CA

Price Realized: $1,200

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