Maya Stone Head/Hacha. The head of a man carved from basalt, with thick lips and nose, lidded eyes, a head crest and is connected to the Pre-Colombian Ball Game. Maya (Mayan Culture/ Maya Heartland, Ca. 600 - 900 A.D.
Provenance: Ron Messick Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (Private Sante Fe Collection 1992)
Note: Red cinnabar was applied to surface when piece was made. Red color refers to blood and symbolizes life.