Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Stone Mask

Auction house description: Pre-Columbian, Aguada Culture, Argentina, ca. 1000 CE. An important and dramatic minimalist stone mask of this rare culture hardly known to us due to its lack of monumental architecture. Its mouth is pointed because it’s a shamanic mask of a "life-giver," life that is blown by a shaman into matter that needs healing. 10"H x 9"W.

Provenance: Ex-Ron Messick Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

Available at Antiquities Salesroom.

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