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Lot 0546
**Originally Listed At $400**

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Two Jalisco pottery female figures, both standing proudly on characteristically arched feet, their bodies with extended, attenuated arms, ample breasts, wide torsos, and elongated heads. Each one is elaborately decorated - donning a tall decorated headdress, large ear ornaments, a beaded necklace, and striated markings below her breasts. Their visages present large projecting noses and pointy ears - characteristic traits of so-called "sheepface" figures. The figures are adorned in red slip with extensive white details as was customary for Jalisco pieces. Notice the similar poses, skirts, and accoutrements. Evidently this lovely pair of shaft tomb figures was intended to be a match. Size: slightly larger figure measures 5.625" W x 10.25" H (14.3 cm x 26 cm) but both are fairly comparable in size

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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#128731

Condition

Legs and one arm of one figure reattached. Tiny nicks to upper peripheries of headdresses and areas around ears. Normal surface wear with some pigment loss commensurate with age. Nice manganese deposits. Tiny velcro pieces on underside of one figure's feet.

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Matched Pair Jalisco Pottery Sheepface Figures

Estimate $700 - $1,050Oct 17