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Ancient Mayan Death Mask, it was a  popular medium in cultures all over the world

Ancient Mayan Death Mask, it was a popular medium in cultures all over the world

TÊTE DE DIGNITAIRE, FRAGMENT D’UN ENCENSOIR-EFFIGIE   CULTURE MAYA  MEXIQUE  CLASSIQUE, 600-900 AP. J.-C.  MAYA EFFIGY FRAGMENT OF AN INCENSARIO, MEXICO

TÊTE DE DIGNITAIRE, FRAGMENT D’UN ENCENSOIR-EFFIGIE CULTURE MAYA MEXIQUE CLASSIQUE, 600-900 AP. J.-C. MAYA EFFIGY FRAGMENT OF AN INCENSARIO, MEXICO

Mayan death mask, Palenque, Mexico

Photo of Mayan death mask worn my a king or noble for burial, Palenque.

Ancient Pre-Columbian sculpture located at the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Oaxaca, southern Mexico.

Ancient Pre-Columbian sculpture located at the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Oaxaca, Southern Mexico.my guess is that this goes way back and was found underground as many artifacts were in that part of the world.

Mayan chocolate pot

Lidded Cacao-Drinking Vessel, Maya (present-day Guatemala), AD (Early Classic), earthenware, slip with incising

Miniature Mosaic Mask 600-900 Maya, Mexico or Guatemala 700 - 1000 Jade 2 x 1.5 x .75 in. 5.08 x 3.81 x 1.91 cm. Read more at http://vmfa.museum/collections/art/miniature-mosaic-mask/#Ou0M3oF6P8jf34oO.99

Tiny Maya Mosaic Jade mask from the Ancient American Art collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, VA

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