Global Art & Artifacts

burial

Funerary Pottery Head.  Akan.  Ghana

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    Such terracotta and clay sculptures were made to serve a strictly funerary purpose, honoring – as well as commemorating –  the dead. This head may represent a deceased man. It may have stood alone or have been part of a group of figures in or around the… Continue reading

Inlay Mayan / Aztec Mosaic Burial Death Mask. Obsidian.  Other Minerals. Mexico

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    A beautiful Mexican mask, fully constructed from the minerals found in Mexico such as Onyx, Jasper, Abalone, mother of Pearl, Turquoise, Obsidian and quartz types. The front is highly polished and with various minerals intact . . .  and in beautiful condition.   The Aztecs made masks… Continue reading

Ancient Clay Pottery Pitcher.  Jug.  Wine.  Water.  Funerary / Burial. Greek / Roman.  Israel.

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  This was acquired from an estate of an Israeli archaeologist . . . about him, I know little or nothing.   This vessel seems very primitive to be a Greek or Roman Burial vessel.  It is more likely to be an ancient funerary vessel placed in the tomb… Continue reading
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