**Originally Listed At $300**
Pre-Columbian, Teotihuacan, ca. 100 to 900 CE. A fascinating seated ceramic figure, its body obscured by a cape, wearing anklets and two large earrings. The portrait is dominated by a massive horizontal headdress. The face is simple but expressive, with slits for mouth and eyes and a wide, flattened nose. Size: 2.8" W x 3" H (7.1 cm x 7.6 cm); 3.25" H (8.3 cm) on included custom stand.
Tiny terracotta figures like this one were ubiquitous in the excavation of Teotihuacan, found in all areas of the site. Although the earliest were handmade, often found with the fingerprints of their creators, as the city grew the technique changed and they became mold made. They seem to have become manufactured in the millions and early accounts of the rediscovery of the city from the 1800s describe thousands of small clay heads littering the landscape. One of these figurines with all of its pieces in the same place is a relatively rare find!
Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex Adeline Newman, Beverly Hills, California, USA collection
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