Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Three lovely hand-built pottery figures covered in a deep-red slip. Each example showcases characteristic Jalisco "sheepface" qualities such as coffee-bean-shaped eyes, thin mouths, projecting noses, and pointed ears with circular earspools. The male figure holds a staff in one hand, and a crested headband rests atop his head. The other two examples are female, denoted by their globular breasts, and both have dual headbands, one solid and the other braided. All three figures display white-painted embellishments such as clothing and finery. A wonderful ensemble! Size of largest (female): 7.5" H (19 cm).
Provenance: private Stagecoach, Nevada, USA collection; acquired from 1985 to present from galleries such as Arte Primitivo, Art For Eternity, Butterfields, and Riverbend Gallery
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