**First Time At Auction**
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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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.