A Mixtec ceremonial vessel
An extremeley rare part of a ceremonial vessel in the shape of a human or jaguar head. Mixtec, Mexico. Dated between 1000 – 1500 AD. Terracotta with a painted decor.
Collected in Mexico before1984. On loan to the Ethnographical Museum Cuyk, The Netherlands by mr. W. Roon, Eindhoven and returned to his collection after the closing of this museum in 2015.
Height 11,4 cm.
The object is repaired and assembled with the original sherds.