"This anthropomorphic head made of clay is an example of the artistic mastery of Palenque artists. It displays typically Maya traits and a mustache. As a headdress, it wears a small mask with the representation of the sun deity. It formed part of an incense burner base with a complete effigy, an object type which is normally found in small sanctuaries within residential buildings. This piece was executed in the eighth century A.D. and it was placed in so-called Building 2, Group C."
Martha Cuevas García, MAYA [Palazzo Grassi], p. 636