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Lot 0032A
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A beautiful, hand-built anthropomorphic seated female figure with delineated legs, rotund thighs, a slender waist, and sinuous arms. She exhibits a characteristic heart-shaped head with a minimalist visage comprised of coffee-bean-shaped eyes, a petite nose adorned with a nose ring, perforated hooped ears near her neck, and a small slit mouth. Her body is detailed with red-painted details atop a cream-hued ground. Interestingly, this polydactyly example displays six stylized toes, rather than five, on each of her broad feet. Size: 5" H (12.7 cm).

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private Orlando, Florida, USA collection

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Both legs and one arm reattached to torso with light adhesive residue along break lines. Expected age-commensurate surface wear, with roughness and small nicks to legs, body, and head. Fading to pigmentation, otherwise very good. Nice earthen and mineral deposits throughout.

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Nayarit Chinesca Pottery Polychrome Seated Female

Estimate $600 - $900Mar 1, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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