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Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A sweet glimpse at maternal love, a hand-built bichrome terracotta figural ensemble depicting a seated mother tenderly holding her child to her breast as the baby nurses. Both figures present characteristic Jalisco sheepface features including an elongated head, a prominent nose, pointy ears, and almond-shaped applied eyes. The mother wears a lovely skirt with striated details and is bedecked with a grand headdress, earspools, a beaded pectoral, circular shoulder markings, and armbands. The attention to detail is quite evident in the painted patterns of these accoutrements. A touching rendition. Size: 4.75" W x 8.375" H (12.1 cm x 21.3 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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Condition

Mother's hands reattached. Small losses to ends of twisted band on headdress. Expected surface wear commensurate with age, though much of the painted surface details remain. Nice manganese deposits as well. Inventory label on underside of mother's foot.

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$300.00

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Jalisco Bichrome Sheepface Figure - Mother & Child

Auction ended on Thu, Feb 1, 2018
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Estimate $600 - $900
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