Zatopec Effigy Incensario Vessel

Zatopec Effigy Incensario Vessel
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Zatopec Effigy Incensario Vessel
Zatopec Effigy Incensario Vessel
Zatopec Effigy Incensario Vessel
Zatopec Effigy Incensario Vessel
Zatopec Effigy Incensario Vessel

Intricate Details and Artistic Narrative of this

Zatopec Incensario Vessel

 

The representation of this Zatopec effigy vessel depicts an ancestor of the deceased or shaman adorned by a jaguar’s headpiece that features a plumed feathered backdrop. Decorative elements, including rosettes, are present. The individual holds a vessel in one hand while the other holds an unidentified item. He wears large ear disks and accessorizes a maskette necklace or possibly a decapitated head supported by a twisted cord known as a cruller. Ears of corn are part of this ensemble. The urn’s design includes an ornamental front that flares out from behind on both sides and flaps in the shape of a capital “T,” which could be the Ik’ symbol representing breath, wind, and life.

Pre-Columbian, Oaxaca, Mexico, Zapotec culture, Monte Alban, ca. 100 BC – 200 AD.
Measures: 6.75″ H; 5.5″ L
Condition: the object in one hand tip is missing; otherwise, it is Choice.
Provenance: Ex- Marty Matz. Acquired 1970’s

Price – $5,850

 


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