This beautifully hand-made seated figure is from the shaft tomb area of west Mexico and was found in Nayarit by Mr. Allen Heflin. This piece is set in 14K yellow gold and deemed genuine by Walker Christopher Goldsmiths Ltd.
The Allen Heflin Relic Collection
Dr. Heflin developed an interest in archeology as a young man, and seriously considered making it his career. That that time, however, the Depression was at its peak and the demand for archeologists was practically non-existent. Faced with reality. her decided to follow his father and become a veterinarian, making archeology an avocation. Upon receiving his D.V.M. from Texas A & M, her went to work with the Bureau of Animal Industry, USDA, and spend the next seven years on assignments in North Carolina and Louisiana. It was in these tow areas that he intensified his archaeological studies and began his collection or ancient Indian artefacts.
In 1947 he was transferred to Mexico to work with the Mexico- United Stated Commission for the Eradication of Foot and Mouth Disease. Serving in a number of positions there for the next 14 years, he traveled extensively thought out Mexico and throughly immersed himself in the studies of ancient cultures of the Valley of Mexico (particularly Teotihuacan and the later powerful Aztec cities) and surrounding areas. As a result of his studies and collecting, several of his articles were published in the Boletin del Centro de Investigations Antropoligicias de Mexico.