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Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, Chinesco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A hand-built terracotta cream-slip standing figure displaying slightly spread legs with arched feet, wide hips, arms bent and resting on abdomen, rounded shoulders, and a straight back. The face is comprised of a wide brow with a broad headband, thinly slit eyes, a prominent nose, a single pierced ear, and thin, parted lips. A neckband, loincloth, and cross-shaped straps across obverse and reverse sides are delineated in orange-red-hued paint as are both anklets and an earring. Size: 7.25" H (18.4 cm); 7.5" H (19 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Stagecoach, Nevada, USA collection; acquired from Arte Primitivo Gallery, New York, New York, USA

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Surface wear commensurate with age, one ear missing, losses to one arm and leg, fading and loss to surface pigment, with earthen deposits in recessed areas and great mineral deposits throughout.

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Nayarit Chinesco Pottery Figure, ex-Arte Primitivo

Estimate $500 - $700Jan 18, 2018
Artemis Gallerybadge TOP RATED
Louisville, CO, USA