For your consideration are these wonderful artifacts from the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The Mayans migrated to the area called Yucatan around 2500 B.C. and made many wonders from stone and clay that are being found to this day. The area was officially named Yucatan in 1517 by Cordova of Spain due to not being able to understand what the Mayans were telling him. In 1562 the Spaniards destroyed most of the Mayan’s books and statues in hopes of ruining their culture and colonizing them so the pieces found today are very valued, and much more so if in a whole piece.
These two pieces we have for you were found in a dig and are of both a ritual mask and some other large animal face. The facial features on the animal have worn significantly from being in the ground for such a long period of time. It measures 2 1/8″ tall, 1 3/4″ wide, and 1 1/8″ deep. The ritual mask looks to be like a bird with a head dress. The eyes stick out of the piece and it comes to a pointed beak. It measures 1 1/2″ tall, 1 3/8″ wide, and 1″ deep. These are in “as is” condition from the dig and they come with a display box. These are amazing pieces of history that you can own yourself. Please see our pictures for more detail. Thank you!