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Lot 0128
**Originally Listed At $200**

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, Protoclassic period, ca. 100 BCE to 250 CE. A fine hand-built ceramic figure depicted seated upon attenuated legs while holding a small bowl in-between. Sinuous arms curve inward from rounded shoulders to grasp the top of the diminutive vessel, with nubbin-shaped protrusions and an incised diagonal stripe on the broad chest. The minimalist visage is composed of slanted coffee-bean-shaped eyes, a massive aquiline nose, perforated ears, and full lips, all beneath a grand crested headdress. The exterior is coated in a russet-hued slip, imbuing with a colorful appearance evocative of ancient Western Mexico! Size: 4.25" W x 6.125" H (10.8 cm x 15.6 cm).

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private collection of Drs. Saul Tuttman & Gregory Siskind, New York, USA

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#134897

Condition

Repair to bowl and hands with small chips and light adhesive residue along break lines. Age-commensurate surface wear, small losses to ears, nose, headdress, and feet, and some fading to slip coloration. Light earthen deposits and encrustations throughout, with scattered areas of nice mineral deposits.

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  • 24.5%

Colima Pottery Seated Figure w/ Bowl

Estimate $350 - $525Nov 26, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA