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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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