Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico
10.5″ (26.7 cm) diameter, 3.5″ (8.9 cm) high
Round ceramic plate with cylindrical tripod legs, painted black and shades of red-orange against a buff ground, the tondo a standing priest wearing a snouted helmet mask and showing a toothy grin, the blackened body with feline spots and a long curling tail, both sides of the vertical walls and everted rim painted in geometric motifs. Note: More photos will be posted Wednesday evening.
Ex. private collection, Iowa, ex. Sotheby’s, New York, May 17, 1993, lot 171.