Pre-Columbian, southern Mexico, Guerrero region, Xochipala culture, Mesoamerican Formative Period, ca. 13th to 10th century BCE; Valley of Mexico, Tlatilco culture, ca. 1200 to 800 BCE; West Mexico, Colima, Protoclassic Period, ca. 100 BCE to 250 CE. A fine selection of 5 hand-built pottery from three distinct cultures. First is a Xochipala figure exhibiting Olmec influences on the face and body style. Second are two Tlatilco pretty lady figures with attenuated arms, ample thighs, and highly stylized faces. Third is a pair of standing Colima females with shoulder scarification, exposed genitalia, and thick headbands. A wonderful ensemble! Size of largest (Colima): 3.3" W x 6.3" H (8.4 cm x 16 cm); 7" H (17.8 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s
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Losses to hands and lower legs of Xochipala figure, with repairs to upper legs and upper arms. Repair to right foot of taller Tlatilco figure, and loss to left arm of shorter Tlatilco figure. Both Colima figures are intact and very good. All figures have light encrustations in some areas and fading to original pigment. Nice earthen deposits throughout.