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    I ran accross this at a Antique Mall. It's pretty cool looking but I didn't buy it. They were pretty proud of it and I don't think it was worth a roll of the dice. It looks like marble to me?

    Did I miss out?

    Von
    Last edited by Von; 03-14-2017, 07:01 PM.

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    That's interesting, look's nice.
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    • #3
      I've looked at all kinds of effigies and not found a picture of one that looks like it. I suspect it's from Mexico or farther south?

      Von

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      • #4
        Aztec mimic perhaps.
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          I don't know but I've about worn my I phone out looking for something that resembles it.

          Von

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            Von - are you sure it's marble? It looks more like soap stone to me from the picture. Interesting effigy.
            NE Central Tenn - Any day on this side of the grass is a good day. -Chuck-

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            • #7
              I think Chuck is right it looks like soapstone. I have seen greenish looking soapstone another stone easy to carve is serpintine but that is darker green. Looks to me like someone a modern piece. Good that you passed on that .
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              • #8
                I guess it could be soap stone? I didn't check to see how hard the material was. I seemed to be about the same weight as marble and had a similar polished finish.I passed because I too think it is a modern replica or tourist piece.

                This particular Antique Mall is kind of high end and not really my style. The prices are up there but every now and then I find a deal! I will say that most of the stuff there is old and not old looking new stuff. I really like the dusty run down looking places because I have better luck finding the kind of stuff I'm interested in. I've found some nice artifacts on the floor or stuffed in a corner covered in dust. I also find good deals on silver coins sometimes at or below melt value.

                Von

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                • #9
                  I think the material is onyx, very soft, but does have weight to it. It's a modern replica of a Mayan or Aztec chieftain. The head dress and rounded nose are typical of Mayan and Aztec sculptures. Probably used for a bookend, which is cool to have and use. But it's not ancient.
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                  • bonedigger
                    bonedigger commented
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                    Yes I agree When I was younger in Texas you could buy onyx from Mexico all day long especially chess sets

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                  Thank you for the reply and information. It's nice to learn a little about stuff like this.

                  Nice web site.

                  Von
                  Last edited by Von; 03-15-2017, 10:45 AM.

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