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Pre-Columbian, Valley of Mexico, Tlatilco, ca. early 1st millennium BCE. A tall hollow-cast terracotta standing figure with an almost otherworldly appearance. The figure stands on narrow arched feet with stylized toes and has large thighs, wide hips, a broad torso with a recessed navel, a thick neck, and two curved arms resting on its chest. The face is highly-stylized, large relative to the rest of its body, with an agape mouth, petite nose, wide-set and oval-shaped recessed eyes with drilled pupils, arched ears with drilled lobes, and a bowed forehead. Incised diagonal lines on the back of the head perhaps indicates a unique hairstyle. Remnants of ruby-red painted details are still visible atop a light-orange ground. Size: 8" H (20.3 cm).
Provenance: private Boulder, Colorado, USA collection, acquired from an East Coast, USA collector
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