Zapotec Figural Vessel,
Monte Alban II, ca. 200 B.C. - A.D. 250
height 10 1/4in (28cm)
modeled into the shape of a seated dignitary wearing buccal mask of the serpent; wearing a tall headdress that becomes the spout; painted overall in gray with incised linear highlights on the headdress and hands.
John-Platt Collection, Daniel M. Friedenberg. Daniel M. Friedenberg was president of John-Platt Enterprises, Inc. and for 35 years also worked - during evenings and weekends - as curator of coins and medals for the Jewish Museum in New York; he also was a member of the museum's board.
The John-Platt Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Charlottesville, VA, University of Virginia Art Museum (1986), page 101