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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