Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A hand-built pottery figure of a seated female wearing a knee-length white skirt. The red-slipped figure presents with an upright posture, has a beaded 'necklace' painted between her globular breasts, holds one arm behind her neck, and grasps a small bowl in the other. Her elongated head features a characteristic 'sheepface' countenance with coffee-bean-shaped eyes, a prominent nose, projecting ears bedecked with circular ear spools, and an elongated forehead wrapped with a vertically striped headband. Size: 4.6" W x 8.9" H (11.7 cm x 22.6 cm)
Provenance: private Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA collection; ex-Artemis Gallery; ex-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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Loss to back of one arm as shown. Nicks and abrasions to limbs, body, and head, with light fading to original red and white pigmentation, and light encrustations. Nice earthen deposits, manganese blooms, and root marks throughout.