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Lot 0106C
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Michoacan, ca. 550 to 100 BCE. A hand-built pottery female figurine known as a "pretty lady" with flat, delineated legs, a plump abdomen, attenuated arms, and voluptuous breasts. Circular ears, coffee-bean-shaped eyes, and a prominent nose comprise her stylized visage, and striated locks of hair hang down and curve back up into her mouth. Her head is capped with a simple rectangular head band, and a thick necklace is draped across her chest. Size: 1.875" W x 3.75" H (4.8 cm x 9.5 cm).

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

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Minor nicks to legs, body, arms, and head, with softening to some finer details, and light encrustations, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen and manganese deposits throughout.

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Michoacan Pottery Standing Pretty Lady Figure

Estimate $400 - $600Dec 6, 2018