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Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A petite hand-built terracotta seated figure with a flat base and curled nubbin-shaped legs, a flat back, and sinuous arms grasping at the temples of a bulbous head. Given the composition, this statuette was a personal idol meant to alleviate chronic headaches. Two drilled perforation holes in the chest indicates this was perhaps an amulet worn on a constant basis. The figure boasts an exterior surface of red-orange pigment and presents a classic Jalisco appearance. Size: 2.45" H (6.2 cm).

Provenance: private Ventura County, California, USA collection

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#124978

Condition

Age-commensurate surface wear, small losses to both feet, nose, and posterior, with light surface chips and encrustations. Fading to pigmentation. Nice earthen and mineral deposits throughout.

Starting Bid

$100.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Jalisco Pottery Seated Figure - Headache Cure

Auction ended on Mon, Feb 26, 2018
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