Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A wonderful figural pottery rattle, depicting a standing female with hands to her protruding, perhaps pregnant, belly, a nicely defined visage with coffee bean eyes and a pronounced nose, and an enlarged pointy head or headdress that contains the rattles. A special example of Pre-Columbian material culture demonstrating that music as well as visual art was important to the ancients of the Americas. Custom stand. Size: 3.125" W x 8.75" H (7.9 cm x 22.2 cm); 9.25" H (23.5 cm) on stand
Provenance: Ex-Harvey Collection, acquired prior to 1972
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