Teotihuacan Serpentine Idol

Teotihuacan Serpentine Idol

A Pre-Columbian Teotihuacan serpentine male idol figure with his hands at his sides and wearing a headdress.

Central Mexico.
Ca. 100-600 AD.
Height: 6 7/8 in. (17.2 cm).

Teotihuacan was the largest city in the ancient Americas in the first millennium AD. The Teotihuacano people were extremely advanced with monumental architecture, and elaborate artwork in gold, jade, and pottery. They interacted with the Maya of the Yucatan. Teotihuacan was eventually abandoned and the area was under the control of the Aztecs when the Spanish arrived.

Formerly in the P. G. collection, Anaheim, California, inherited in the 1970's.

Inv#: 5902

$3,500



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