**Originally Listed At $200**
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A wonderful set of hand-formed terracotta figures. A short standing figure has arched feet, attenuated limbs, a curved back, and rounded shoulders. It also displays characteristic sheepface details such as a prominent nose, pointed ears with circular ear spools, rounded eyes, and a tall forehead with a decorative headband. A second figure, seated and covered by a blanket or shawl, showcases stylized toes, rounded shoulders, and a painted beaded necklace. The seated figure has similar sheepface qualities as the smaller figure, such as a protruding nose, flared ears with earspools, and rounded eyes, but also displays a fuller face, an extremely tall forehead, and an elaborate headband with an upturned triangular crest. Both figures are painted in a dark-red hue with bright white details, and both are lovely examples from this ancient shaft-tomb culture. Size (smaller): 2.875" H (7.3 cm); size (larger): 4.625" H (11.7 cm).
Provenance: private Stagecoach, Nevada, USA collection; acquired from 1985 to present from galleries such as Arte Primitivo, Art For Eternity, Butterfields, and Riverbend Gallery
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