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Lot 0561
**Originally Listed At $900**

Pre-Columbian, Valley of Mexico, Tlatilco, ca. 1200 to 800 BCE. A wonderful pottery 'pretty lady' figure from this very early Pre-Columbian culture. Clearly a fertility idol with ample hips suggestive of child bearing, attenuated arms, and small perky breasts. Her face is elongated with slanted, coffee-bean-shaped eyes, drooping ears that are partially pierced, and a tall headdress that is meticulously detailed with bulb-shaped ornamentation. The figure is finely painted with natural pigments in yellow - adorning the face and neck - and red embellishing the eyes, arms, necklace, and headdress. Custom museum-quality display stand included. Size: 2.5" W x 6.25" H (6.4 cm x 15.9 cm); 6.625" H (16.8 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private T. Misenhimer collection, Hollywood, California, USA, famous Hollywood film producer

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Head and both feet reattached with overpainting along break lines. Restoration to both hands. Surface wear and abrasions commensurate with age, small nicks to feet, arms, and head, with fading to pigmentation. Light earthen deposits and root marks throughout.

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Tlatilco Pottery Pretty Lady Figure, ex-Hollywood

Estimate $1,300 - $1,950Oct 17