Pre-Columbian Mayan Terracotta Pottery Head Fragment / Figure on Stand

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 28, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House
Pre-Columbian Terracotta Mayan Head Fragment on wood stand. Purchased from the estate of artist Ann Singer, a collector of Oriental, Greek and Pre-Columbian artifacts. (Ann Singer was a modern-minded painter, sculptor, furniture maker, jewelry maker and multimedia artist with hints of abstraction spread throughout much of her work, Singer created the majority of her art from the late 50s through the early 70s. She frequented galleries across the globe, counted universally acclaimed artists such as Sonia Delaunay and Victor Vasarely amongst her professional and personal peers and had her work shown in prestigious galleries worldwide. Singer went against the grain of what was perceived as a women's role in society in the period she was most productive and forged ahead with her art despite suffering a loss of eyesight, starting in the 1960s.)
This piece has been mounted onto a wood plinth. It is in excellent condition for its age, but is missing the left ear lobe / ring, as you can see in the pictures. The head itself (not counting the stand) is 2 1/4 " high x 1 1/2" wide and 1 3/4" deep. It would make a fine addition to any Pre-Columbian collection!
This item has been viewed by 2 honorable appraisers who said it is authentic and of Mayan origin. Date unknown, but probably in the 200 BC to ? range. While I am not an expert on
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