Lot: 32

Aztec temple model, c. 1470 - 1520 AD

Mexico, Aztecs

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Merrin Gallery, New York, USA
Arte Primitivo, New York, Auction 43, 2007, Lot 41
Michael Beckmann, Marburg, Germany
H: 4.3 inch;
B: 1.8 inch;
T: 1.5 inch
800 EUR / 1500 EUR

ceramic, polychrome residues of pigment,

Temple models were made for home use in personal shrines. They reflect the actual proportions of actual buildings.

Eggebrecht, Arne, Die Azteken und ihre Vorläufer, Bd. 1, Mainz 1986, ill. 167
This object is subject to the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Protection Act. For shipment to a non-EU member state, export regulations will vary.