Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Chupicuaro, ca. 500 BCE to 300 CE. A lovely, hand-built pottery "pretty lady" figure with slender hips, delineated legs, rounded shoulders, and attenuated arms. Her visage is composed of coffee-bean-shaped eyes, a bulbous nose, parted lips, and circular earspools, all framed with drooping bangs and capped with a bifurcated coiffure wrapped with a crosshatch-adorned head band. Custom wooden display stand included. Size: 1.5" W x 3.5" H (3.8 cm x 8.9 cm); 4.75" H (12.1 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s
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Minor abrasions and nicks to legs, body, arms, and head, losses to part of head and one foot, with fading to red pigmentation, and light softening to some finer details. Light earthen deposits throughout.