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Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Two tall ceramic female figures, one seated and one standing. Both are "sheepface" with their faces dominated by long, snout-like noses. The standing figure has heavy applied dots on her shoulders, thought to indicate ritual scarification, perhaps a mark of status or family affiliation. The seated figure has what looks like a drum on her lap and holds something else in her upturned hand - perhaps another musical instrument. Both are from the shaft tomb culture and were made to be placed into burials. Size of largest: 5.05" W x 9.85" H (12.8 cm x 25 cm)

Provenance: private Stagecoach, Nevada, USA collection; acquired from 1985 to present from galleries such as Arte Primitivo, Art For Eternity, Butterfields, and Riverbend Gallery

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#128767

Condition

Both are intact, with nice remaining pigment as shown.

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  • 24.5%

Pair Large Jalisco "Sheepface" Pottery Female Figures

Estimate $400 - $600Apr 30, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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