Here we have a wonderful pre-Colombian style piece featuring an Aztec or Mayan warrior sitting cross-legged, a smile on his face and basket or pot on his head. The pot is actually a comal burner, or incense burner, and I suppose today one could even use it as a small succulent planter. The piece has great presence. The red clay is unpainted and fired without any glaze, and is a rich terra cotta color. The piece is unmarked, and I suspect its a good number of years old, possibly 1960s through 80s.
Measures about 6-1/2" tall by 3-3/4" wide and 3-1/2" in depth. The opening of the comal pot is just under 2-3/4" in diameter, and about 2" deep at the deepest point. No drain hole so if you do use as a planter, will need to be a low-water plant to avoid root rot. There are a few areas where the piece has been scuffed, so no chips but a slight discoloration. Otherwise in good vintage condition.
A wonderful piece for the lover of Old Mexico.
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