Maya. Jade. approximate. 15 cm. Mosaic belt mask. height

Maya jade artifacts, many of which have been unearthed at important sites and graves of the Classic period (roughly A. 250 to are more often a mottled green and white, while their choice pieces were of an emerald green variety.

Máscara de jade Zapoteca LPreclásico tardío (200 A.C. - 100 D.C.) Monte Albán, Estado de Oaxaca Jade con incrustaciones de concha 28 x 17.2 cm. Museo Nacional de Antropología, Ciudad de México. Foto © Jorge Pérez de Lara

anachoretique: “ Zapotec jade and shells mask, AD, Monte Albán, Mexico. Even though many scholars maintain that this is a bat mask, many of its features point towards its identification.

Maya  Jade and exotic shell funerary mask, Oxkintok, Mexico

Maya Jade and exotic shell funerary mask, Oxkintok, Mexico ~ETS

Mask. Central and East Africa, Zaire: Lega. Early 20th century (?). Elephant ivory. h 17.1 cm. Acquired 1953. Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection. UEA 269

Central and East Africa, Zaire: Lega. Acquired Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection.

Masks, Mexico

Maya Two-Part Effigy Vessel of an Armadillo<br>Early Classic, ca. A.D. 250-450 | lot | Sotheby's

Maya Two-Part Effigy Vessel of an Armadillo<br>Early Classic, ca.

Hacha Votiva. Catálogo - Museo de Antropología de Xalapa - Universidad Veracruzana

Hacha Votiva. Catálogo - Museo de Antropología de Xalapa - Universidad Veracruzana

Yoruba people, Nigeria  16.2 inches, painted wood  It’s a big helmet mask made to be worn at a slight angle, with the dancer seeing through the mouth. Red and black painting with unusually large white teeth. This Egungun mask is obviously from a Yoruba area, possibly Owo or Akoko. Shows wear from use and age, including a repair at rear edge and white touch up to the eyes and teeth.

"Egungun (Yoruba people), Nigerian Mask" ~ by Unknown. Red black painted wood with unusually large white teet. It is a big helmet mask made to be worn at a slight angle, with the dancer seeing through the mouth. From a Yoruba area, possibly Owo or Akoko.

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