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Lot 0087C
Pre-Columbian, Mayan / Olmec Territories, Proto-Mayan period, ca. 500 to 0 BCE. A hand-built seated human figure made of a creamy orange-brown terracotta. The figure has a large belly, bent arms, rounded shoulders, conical legs, and a thick neck. Her bulbous head displays an expressive visage comprised of a projecting nose, drilled ovoid eyes, a toothy grin, and perky ears. An elaborate headdress arches across a tall brow with three arching adornments on the lateral and central portions. A wonderful pottery depiction from the earliest days of the Mayan empire! Size: 5.75" H (14.6 cm).

Provenance: private Pearson collection, Denver, Colorado, USA

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#130322

Condition

Age-commensurate surface wear as expected, small chips and nicks to limbs and head, and light areas of discoloration, otherwise intact and very good. Nice earthen and mineral deposits throughout.

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Proto-Mayan Pottery Seated Female

Estimate $400 - $600Jan 18, 2018