Vintage Incan Mayan Aztec Mask Warrior With Nose Ring Pendant 14KT Gold
This golden handcrafted Incan, Mayan, Aztec Pre-Columbian style warrior mask (complete with a fabulous nose ring) in 14 KT yellow gold exemplifies what the Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs revered... gold. Their culture believed gold was the sweat of the sun and it represented the sun's regenerative powers. All gold belonged to the ruler of the empire, the Inca himself, who claimed to be descended from the sun god."
Incan, Mayan, or Aztec masks played a symbolic and central role in Latin American cultures. Those who wore the masks were celebrated individuals, warriors who primarily wore them for protection during battle, or the priests who conducted the ceremonies for special purposes such as to crown the victor of battles or wars, or for weddings,
Death masks were intended to protect the warrior on his journey to the after life. Shaman wore masks that might take human or animal form, such as sharks or jaguars. For Shaman, the masks were a physical method of representing the spirit world.
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- Type - Pendant, Chain Not Included
- Condition - Pre-Owned
- Composition - 14K Yellow Gold
- Weight - 5.06 grams
- Measurements -1 7/8" x 3/4" 1 7/8" includes Bale