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AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have 75 Mayan/Aztec/Inca stone sculptures, I would like a

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I have 75 Mayan/Aztec/Inca stone sculptures, I would like a value of. Can you help me?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

Can you please upload a closeup of one of the sculpture's faces, and a close up of the underside too?

Thanks.

Jennifer

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here you go
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** are very blurry. Can you get a clear shot of the bottom? I'm trying to get an idea of the construction.

Thanks!

Jennifer

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
See if this works for you.
Thanks,
Kelly
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Thank you.

From the bottom, these appear to be cast stone, not carved stone. (A poured and molded material.)

They also appear to be late 20th century reproductions, made for the souvenir or tourist market.

Do you have any provenance on them--where you got them, what the seller said--that would document otherwise? Because based on the photos they appear to be recent replica pieces.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
According to the owner they were found in dirt dug up in Mexico
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Not likely.

Here's a link to men making the replicas:

http://www.macauart.net/News/ContentE.asp?region=I&id=179558

These have all the signs of being reproductions.

Jennifer

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

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Jennifer