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Framed Collection of Pre-Classic Period Sculptures / Heads

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Incredible collection of pre-columbian clay sculptures / figures / statues / pottery, mounted and framed. The pieces date from the pre-classic (Formative) period of Meso-American cultures that inhabited present day Mexico and Guatemala. During the Preclassic Era, or Formative Period, large-scale ceremonial architecture, writing, cities and states developed. Many of the distinctive elements of Mesoamerican civilization can be traced back to this period, including the dominance of corn, the building of pyramids, human sacrifice, jaguar-worship, the complex calendar, and many of the gods. The beautiful and stunning figures in this collection were used ritualistically in prayer and devotion for fertility and veneration. The sculptures are surrounded by a collection of Pre-Columbian Obsidian (volcanic glass) arrowheads. References: Antiquities, Tribal Art, Mayan, Olmec, Zoque, mounted decorative objects and wall hangings.

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  • Period
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    There are losses to several of the sculptures in the collection.
  • Wear
    Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 29.5 in. x W 15.5 in. x D 1.5 in.H 74.93 cm x W 39.37 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    PC4
  • Reference Number
    LU79355937233
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