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Lot 0127D
Pre-Columbian, Oaxaca Mexico, Zapotec, ca. 250 to 600 CE. A handbuilt earthenware female figure, lying prone with her feet and head raised, her left hand placed on her head, and her right arm behind with the hand placed on the small of her back. Nude, her breasts, naval, and genitalia are also delineated. In addition, her visage is extensively modeled and incised with details: a striated high coiffure, naturalistic eyes with heavy lids and pierced pupils, arched brows leading to a protruding nose, parted lips with revealed teeth, pronounced cheekbones, and ears adorned by large earspools. A wonderful example, presenting a very rare pose. Size: 8.25" L x 4" H (21 cm x 10.2 cm)

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

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Repairs to head and left forearm - both reattached. Legs repaired - lower sections of calves/feet reattached. Losses to toes of one foot and tip of pinky finger of hand placed behind head. Nicks to peripheries of ears, earspools, and other high-pointed areas. Normal surface wear commensurate with age.

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Rare Zapotec Pottery Prone Female

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Dec 6, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA