Ancient Antique Pre Columbian Head Egyptian? Mayan? Unsure
This is from my own collection and I am really clueless as to its origin. I do know it is an authentic antiquity and is pre-Columbian, being 100s of years old if not 1000s. I welcome information on it. It is a remnant from a larger statue and is a head may of red clay. Miniature size about 3/4 tall. Nice facial details, cone like head covering, sold as found and priced accordingly.
Ancient Egyptian Fertility Goddess Corn Maiden Statue
First let me say that I am not an expert on ancient relics and antiquities. I had this looked at years ago by an antiquities specialist who assured me this was an authentic piece and NOT a reproduction. I cannot remember, however, exactly what she told me about the piece so please bear with me. I believe this is an Egyptian piece dating back several thousand years. It appears to be some sort of fossilized stone rather than pottery. She either told me this was some sort of fertility god goddess or a piece made to assure a healthy crop called a corn maiden . She is greyish brown or tan, kind of a taupe color. Measuring about 2.25 by 1 , the finely detailed three dimensional figure shows a diety or person with pronounced facial features, a harge headpiece and female characteristics. She is detailed on the back and sides as well as the front. I've taken lots of photos to help you see exactly what you are bidding on. I will guarantee that this is indeed an ancient piece. What you see is what you get. A fine piece to add to a collection of ancient relics and antiquities. Never before offered online!