Chontal Stone Mask

Chontal Stone Mask

An ancient Chontal stone mask, with squared face, slit eyes and long trapezoidal nose framed by prominent lips, unusual in that the eyebrows have been etched into the stone.

Chontal, Middle Phase, ca. 500 - 100 BC.
Height: 7 in. (18 cm).

cf.: C. T. E. Gay, CHONTAL: Ancient Stone Sculpture from Guerrero Mexico, (Geneva, 2001), p. 59 A, B, C. & p. 60.

Formerly in a New York private collection.

Inv#: 6933


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