Shell with Seated Noble

Conch shell | 16.6 x 7.9 x 3.5cm | 600-900

Unknown Artist

This plaque, perhaps meant to be held in the hand for close viewing, is delicately incised with a ruler who leans toward a serpent-headed conch shell at the lower left. The lord, who smokes a cigar, is simply dressed in a loincloth; a band of body pa...
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