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Lot 0327
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Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Two hand-built terracotta figures with base coatings of deep-red slip, each standing atop arched feet with attenuated limbs. The first figure has horizontally-striped trousers, and the second figure has a spotted tunic across its chest. Both figures have white-painted adornments such as shoulder discs, beaded necklaces, and earspool designs. Each figure also exhibits characteristic Jalisco "sheepface" visages featuring pointed ears, coffee-bean-shaped eyes, thin mouths, protruding noses, and tall foreheads with delicately-incised hairstyles. Size of tallest: 5.125" H (13 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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Both figures have age-commensurate surface wear, fading to surface pigmentation and white-painted designs, small chips to heads and feet, with light earthen and mineral deposits throughout.

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Pair of Jalisco Pottery Standing Sheepface Figures

Estimate $500 - $700Jul 30, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA