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Lot 0102G
Pre-Columbian, Valley of Mexico, Tlatilco, ca. 1200 to 600 BCE. An intriguing hand-built pottery female figure covered in vibrant red slip. She sits nude with crossed legs and a slight forward-leaning posture while supporting a large bowl atop her head with sinuous arms. Impressed eyes, circular ear spools, and a bulbous nose comprise her visage, and pecked hair nodules cover the front of the bowl. Custom wooden display stand included. Size: 1.875" W x 2.25" H (4.8 cm x 5.7 cm); 3.3" H (8.4 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s

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Restoration to one arm. Minor nicks and abrasions to legs, body, head, and bowl, with light fading to red pigmentation. Nice earthen deposits throughout.

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Tlatilco Pottery Seated Lady - Bowl on Head

Estimate $800 - $1,200Dec 6, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA