Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
0 selections
Log In
0 selections
lots of lots
Lot 0129C
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A finely modeled, red slipped female figure, bare chested but wearing a skirt adorned with painted white geometric patterns, a headband, shell-shaped earrings, a nose-ring, multiple armbands, and a painted white multi-strand beaded necklace with an applied drop pendant, standing with feet apart and hands placed over her abdominal region. She presents a characteristically elongated head with finely delineated facial details including large, coffee bean shaped eyes, a pronounced nose, and parted lips revealing a toothy grin. Her body is comprised of a wide torso with perky breasts and ample hips signifying her fertility, broad shoulders, tubular arms, sturdy legs, and individually delineated fingers and toes. Perhaps most intriguing are the remaining tattoo marks adorning her chest, back, arms, and legs! A wonderful example from the ancients of West Mexico! Size: 8" W x 12" H (20.3 cm x 30.5 cm)

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.



Pinky toe of the right foot missing (appears to be an old loss). Nice manganese deposits across areas of the surface. Normal surface wear commensurate with age.

Starting Bid


Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Nayarit Bichrome Pottery Standling Female

Estimate $800 - $1,200
|Sell a Similar Item
Competing Bid
Starting Bid
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
Ask a Question|