Teotihuacan Mexico Handcrafted Mexican Pottery Clay Warrior Mask with 2 faces Aztec or Mayan
Teotihuacan Mexico Handcrafted Mexican Pottery Clay Warrior Mask with 2 faces . As you can see there is a little face above the main face. Not sure what the meaning is but from references I have seen it has something to do with life and death. But usually the little face would be a skull, and this little face has freakish teeth, it does not look like a skull to me.
The glaze finish is a dark blue and a dark jade green with a terra-cotta reddish brown. There is a carved in signature on the back. It is partly obliterated but I can make out" Hecho en Teotih Mex" So since part of it cut off I assume that it is made in the area around Teotihuacan which is a famous ruin site not too far from Mexico city. It is 12" wide and about 11" tall. There is a hanger on the back but it looks flimsy and I would put something sturdier on it before hanging it on the wall.
The condition is excellent meaning there is no damage. It is hand crafted so there will be a few inconsistencies in the glaze to symmetry.