Artifact: Maya Stone Head 600 - 900 A.D.


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.

Inquires: 310.317.9895

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