From: BGT [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 12 April 2001 11:38
I have come into possession (by way of a deceased man and a broken
flowerpot - don't ask) of a small collection of unprovenanced South
American/Mexican artefacts. All I know about them is that there are likely
to have been obtained around the time of World War Two.
The collection includes some small terracotta heads, what look like
terracotta frieze stamps, a carved 'rattle', a mask and a quantity of
I do not know whether they are genuine artefacts or 'tourist' stuff and have
failed dismally to get them identified despite having tried the
Ethnographers Group and the (unhelpful) British Museum.
Is there anyone within a reasonable distance of Buckinghamshire who might be
able to help or can offer some useful suggestions?
Co-Leader Chiltern Young Archaeologists Club