The Treasury - Fine Pre-Columbian Art

9970. A LARGE VERA CRUZ INCENSARIO. Mexico, Remojadas, c. 600-900 AD. Buff ceramic vessel on openwork base with rounded offering bowl atop in the form of a headdress. At front is a large human head with open toothy mouth wearing squared headdress, the triangular face with closed eyes, pointed ear ornaments and a rope textured necklace and bib below. Red bands across the headdress, mouth and cheeks, and the base. 10 x 11.5 x 12.75 inches. Repaired from large shards. An impressive piece. Provenance: Acquired at auction at Arte Primitivo in the early 1990's.