I bought this statuette at the auction
. It was ignored by everyone else. I sure would like to know if it's an authentic Aztec, Inca or Mayan figurine, perhaps ancient. Any ideas?
It appears to have been part
of a larger object. The bottom may have been chiseled off to separate it and then repaired. The figure is crudely carved into some type
. Can anyone identify this type
It weighs 3 lbs. - 13.8 oz. Dimensions: 7.6" H x 4.4" W x 3.2" ThickUPDATE
Alas, I have identified this type
as Andisite. It is found in the western part
of the Andes Mountains in South America as well as other parts of the world. The area
identified in the Andes was primarily dominated and populated by the Incas. A few months after posting my update I received a phone call from a museum in PA. I'm not sure if the person who called was the curator but she said that this statuette was 'generic', whatever that means.