We have a collection of Mexican artefacts at the City Museum in Bristol - I
don't know who you have contacted at MEG for help etc. but you could try
asking my colleague Sue Giles (0117 9223571) for advice at
[log in to unmask]) as she deals with that part of the collection
and may have a suitable contact. Is it possible to send photos of the
From: Mike Heyworth <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 18 April 2001 17:07
Subject: object identification request
>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
>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
>able to help or can offer some useful suggestions?
>Co-Leader Chiltern Young Archaeologists Club