**Originally Listed At $300**
Pre-Columbian, Gulf Coast Mexico, Vera Cruz (Veracruz), Nopiloa style, Late Classic period, ca. 550 to 950 CE. A hollow, mold-formed pottery female figural rattle standing atop a flat base with her hands extended upwards at her shoulders. She dons a wide, ovoid headdress with large ear flaps and is bedecked in elegant finery including circular earspools and an intricate necklace. Within her body are several small rattle balls which emit a lovely sound when jostled. Traces of applied cream-hued slip suggest this figural instrument was adorned in bright pigment at one time. Size: 5.75" W x 7.125" H (14.6 cm x 18.1 cm).
Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private lifetime collection of Dr. Saul Tuttman and Dr. Gregory Siskind, New York, New York, USA
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Figure repaired from multiple large pieces with some restoration, resurfacing, and overpainting along break lines. Surface wear and abrasions commensurate with age, small nicks to arms, legs, body, and head, fading to some finer details, and light roughness across most surfaces. Nice earthen deposits, light mineral deposits, and light encrustations throughout. Emits nice sound when shaken. Old inventory label beneath base.