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Lot 0567
**Originally Listed At $300**

Pre-Columbian, Valley of Mexico, Teotihuacan culture, ca. 3rd to 7th century CE. A fine seated figure, carved from pale-brown stone, depicted seated with a small bowl held in the lap. The figure boasts broad shoulders, stocky arms decorated with lobed arm bands held atop bent knees, a neck strap with bifurcated tassels in front of the chest, and a rigid posture with an incised spine. The triangular head boasts narrow coffee-bean-shaped eyes, a bulbous nose above full lips, and slanted ears, all beneath a three-lobed headdress. The bowl in the lap was perhaps used to hold votive offerings. Size: 3.6" W x 5.875" H (9.1 cm x 14.9 cm).

Provenance: private California, USA collection

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#145745

Condition

Restoration to one ear, mouth, nose, part of one cheek, and part of one arm, all on figure's right side, with overpainting over new material. Minor nicks to base, body, head, and verso, with light encrustations within some recessed areas. Light earthen deposits throughout.

Starting Bid

$250

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  • 24.5%

Teotihuacan Stone Seated Figure Holding a Bowl

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