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Jalisco Pottery Seated Figure w/ Bowl Headdress

Lot 0451
**Originally Listed At $225**

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. An intriguing hand-built pottery figure seated upon a wide posterior with bent legs supporting the crossed sinuous arms. Rounded shoulders taper inward to a tall head bearing a prominent nose, ovoid eyes with impressed pupils, and a wide, thin mouth, and areas of the face and limbs are accentuated with applied red pigment. An integral bowl-shaped headdress flares from the forehead, the rim encircled with additional red paint, perhaps intended for votive use as an offering holder. Size: 2.125" W x 2.9" H (5.4 cm x 7.4 cm)

Provenance: ex-private Los Angeles, California, USA collection

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Repaired from multiple pieces with light restoration, resurfacing, and overpainting along break lines. Small nicks to limbs and bowl rim, with light fading to original pigmentation. Light earthen deposits throughout.

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Jalisco Pottery Seated Figure w/ Bowl Headdress

Estimate $450 - $675Aug 26
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Louisville, CO, USA