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Lot 0077B
Pre-Columbian, Zacatecas, ca. 200 CE.. seated female figure with her hands on her waist and a large head, open at the top. There are openings of her eyes and mouth and holes in her ears for ornaments. Her legs short and bulbous, and her breasts are flat. Small holes under arms and inside legs are for the escape of air during firing. The figure is painted with a red, black, and off-white slip and a pattern of wavy black lines appears on the torso; a black negative resist pattern decorates the chin and neck area, carved shell earrings adorn her ears. A nearly identical example can be found at The MET in NYC. Size: 13" H (33 cm)

Provenance: Ex - Private Connecticut collection

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#115704

Condition

Head reattached, minor repairs mostly affecting area beneath the neck on the reverse. Appears choice

Starting Bid

$1,200.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Gorgeous Zacatecas Pottery Seated Female

Estimate $2,500 - $3,500Oct 27, 2016
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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