Art

Mask

To save your search or Lightbox, log in or create an account

Mask
Alternate Title: Large Mask with Hollow Eyes, Open Mouth
Sculpture
, Mask
Mexican
,
3rd-7th century
Creation Place: Teotihuacan, Mexico
Gray limestone with traces of polychromy
18.9 x 19.7 x 11 cm (7 7/16 x 7 3/4 x 4 5/16 in.)
with base: 28.8 x 19.7 x 12.4 cm (11 5/16 x 7 3/4 x 4 7/8 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.1055
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Description
Eyes elongated; broad nose shows deep nostrils; mouth partially open; ears performated. "Saw" marks. Eyes show shallow holes at each corner. Traces of having been inlaid. Black-painted wood base.
Marks
label: back of base, ink, typed: 10
label: back of base, ink, handwritten: 17
label: back of mount, graphite, handwritten: Drawing / Rm
Provenance
Brummer Gallery, New York, NY; sold to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, 1938; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Bibliography
Chinese Sculpture, Bronzes, Jades, Paintings and Drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art; selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1943), p. 8

Exhibition History
Chinese sculpture, bronzes, jades, paintings and drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art : selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/01/1943 - 02/28/1944
For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004 -
Tangible Things, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Cambridge, 01/24/2011 - 05/29/2011