Description This jadeite mask, similar to others which served as burial masks for Maya rulers, has been heavily restored in the twentieth century, making its original appearance and configuration difficult to discern. Maya peoples highly prized greenstones, which had connotations of water, sprouting corn, and fertility more generally.
Provenance Stoetzer, Inc., 1973 or 1974. Throckmorton Fine Art, New York; purchased by John G. Bourne, Sante Fe, 2009; given to John G. Bourne Foundation, 2009 ; given to Walters Art Museum, 2013.  as reported by Bourne Foundation accounts
Credit Gift of John G. Bourne Foundation, 2013
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