Lot 35: A Fine and lovely Teotihuacan Human/Owl Maskette

A Fine and lovely Teotihuacan Human/Owl Maskette, Teotihuacan, C. 450 to 650 AD.; Mexico

The maskette in classical Teotihuacan style with large ovoid eyes (inlays missing as is usual) high rounded brow and wide nose with expressive fleshy lips. The mask surmounted by an owl acting as a headdress; the entire mask however when viewed from the reverse assumes the shape of an owl due to the angle and placement of the suspension holes when viewed from the reverse. An exceptional and beautiful example. H. 2"

Property of an East Coast private collector

Ex. Robert Berg Collection, San Diego

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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