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Lot 0110G
Pre-Columbian, Western Mexico, Chupicuaro, ca. 500 BCE to 300 CE. A lovely set of two hand-built pottery women, known as "pretty lady" figures, each with a stylized presentation of femininity. The figures are defined by their coffee-bean-shaped eyes, prominent noses, slender bodies, and applied finery. One lady wears a simple headband with a spoked roundel on one side, and the other wears a dark-colored headband with a segmented lower band. Custom wooden display stand included. Size of largest (dark headband): 1.55" W x 2.6" H (3.9 cm x 6.6 cm); 3.875" H (9.8 cm) on included custom stand.

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

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Smaller figure repaired from multiple small pieces with light adhesive residue along break lines. Minor nicks to legs, bodies, and heads, with softening to some finer details. Light earthen deposits throughout.

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Lot of 2 Chupicuaro Pottery Pretty Lady Figurines

Estimate $600 - $900Dec 6, 2018