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Pre-Columbian Pottery Laughing Veracruz Figure - 550 AD

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Seller: artancientltd (9,301) 99.6%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391586885046 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge A Pre-Columbian pottery laughing figure, from Veracruz, Mexico, dating to 550 - 950 AD.The art of ancient Mexico seems to belong to a world apart, and the enigmatic Smiling Figures of Veracruz are no exception. Some believe they can be read as expressions of Mesoamerican humour, possibly associated with a god of joy and dance, but there are hints of a more sinister meaning.It is possible these figures may relate to a cult of pulque, an intoxicating drink created from the fermented sap of the maguey plant, drunk by priests and victims prior to sacrifice. Whatever its origin, the emotion expressed in these figures is intense, even animalistic. Height: 18 1/2 inchesProvenance:Ex-Everett Rassiga Collection. Black Tulip Gallery, Dallas. Published:Kelleher, The Stanley J. Seeger Jr. Collection, Princeton, 1961, no.149. ArtAncient, 2014. Glimpses. Object 18. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, www.ArtAncient.com. As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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