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Lot 0055
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Pre-Columbian, Central Coast Peru, Chancay, ca. 1000 to 1300 CE. A hand-built terracotta figure standing atop wide, flat feet which lead upwards to delineated female genitalia. A pair of petite arms are held tightly to her chest, and a roughly-triangular face displays coffee bean-shaped eyes, a prominent nose, a petite mouth, and a broad orange-painted stripe across the upper section of her visage. A tightly-woven textile sash is draped around her thick neck, and a loosely-woven head-cover wraps around her broad forehead. A lovely anthropomorphic example! Size: 8.625" H (21.9 cm).

Provenance: private Washington, D.C., USA collection

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#131125

Condition

Expected age-commensurate surface wear, small nicks and chips to feet, face, body, and head, fading to pigmentation with some fire-clouding around nose and base, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits throughout.

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Chancay Terracotta Standing Female w/ Textile Sash

Estimate $400 - $600Mar 26, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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