18th Century Aztec Eagle Warrior Clay Mask. Central America.
Two archaeologists have agreed that this mask is between the 17th or early 18th centuries in age and, while not Pre-Columbian or classic Mayan, was definitely from indigenous peoples of Central America . . . perhaps Belize.
Aztec warriors from this region were part of societies and within these societies were two groups of knights (high ranking in both the army and society). One group was the Eagles (or quauhtin).
By any evaluation, this is a museum-quality mask that is both authentic and historical.
Stand not included.
For the Serious Collector.