Pre Columbian large Priest Whistle Figure Veracruz Mayan wTL test Report! mask

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Seller: dsevveinl (1,085) 100%, Location: Rheinfelden, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 123852509302 You bid on a large figurine whistle of the Veracruz Mayan culture. Although she is broken and joined, she makes a great sound. It is a priest with an extraordinary and large headdress. The shape represents the crescent moon. He wears a tooth mask that raises his upper lip and makes his teeth look like predator catches. His robe shows glyph-like patterns of fertility. These patterns can be found throughout the Maya Empire. Outstanding and very special I find the face. The workmanship is fine and detailed; the facial expression looks authentic but a bit supernatural. Although the age is clearly in the Mayan period, the mouth with the shape of the lips shows clear character of the Olmecs! Has the influence of the Olmecs lasted so long? Did the Mayans see the Olmecs as ancestors in the area, or did the Olmecs simply adjust to the influences until the time of the Maya? You know the figures of Veracruz with the smiling faces, I have not seen a figure yet, with this unique expression between really nasty and disgusted. But certainly wanted, because it should probably inspire respect and fear. Was ritually sacrificed and buried, now added, parts missing (please see pictures). Beautiful gray ceramic color. Wonderful big ceramic whistle and a unique piece with character and expression! This great whistle was created to call the gods to keep the spirit of the Olmecs alive, to make sacrifices that were mostly bloody, and in the end to die the ritual death.Culture: Veracruz Maya +COA from Pre Owner from Netherlands in 2010 incl.Age: 700 years old, TL tested, original Test Document 2010 inclusive!Tall approx.: 9” in Important for collectors who do not know my offers: it gives antiques, where you don't know, it is genuine or new (looks old or is a fake...). Many looks old, but it is? The best way to find out is an independent laboratory substance test. For many collectors is one reason, why they don't make a test, the high price. (In Europe are the cost today ca. 280 Euro / 300USD per test!) Here you get an antique piece inclusive a test (Thermo-Luminescence Analysis Report). For me as seller is this best feeling, because I can give you a really accurately described piece and the guarantee, made in antique times, an antique artisan, from an old long ago bygone culture!Provenance: Collection T. Noot Arnhem Netherland, Private collection 2019.Can anyone write a COA, a material laboratory test for determining the age is truly something special! I know the disappointing feeling when you realize that you bought a copy or a fake!Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee! Good luck bidding! I prefer PayPal outside European Union! I send only a box DHL with insurance. It possible its works 4 weeks from Germany to the states (tracking incl.), but I send directly after payment the next working day with full insurance of the buying value, it`s safety for you and me. Careful packaging of course! Condition: please read description for details and take a look at the pics, Material: Terracota, Provenance: Collection Noot, Featured Refinements: Pre-Columbian Antiquities

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