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Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A hand-built pottery female figure seated upon thick thighs and wide hips. Her portly belly hangs over her waist line beneath globular breasts, and from her broad shoulders project sinuous arms. Her characteristically elongated head boasts coffee-bean-shaped eyes, an aquiline nose, and puffy lips beneath a simple cap, and red pigment adorns several areas around her jaw line, upper body, and legs. Size: 3.5" W x 5" H (8.9 cm x 12.7 cm).
Provenance: ex-Roberto Austin collection; ex-Claude Cassuto collection, France, acquired before 1969
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Light restoration to areas of head and arms, with resurfacing and over-painting along break lines. Minor abrasions to legs, body, and head, with fading to original pigmentation, and softening to some finer details. Light earthen deposits throughout. Old inventory number written in black ink beneath one foot.