Lot 77B: Gorgeous Zacatecas Pottery Seated Female
27 October 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Pre-Columbian, Zacatecas, ca. 200 CE.. seated female figure with her hands on her waist and a large head, open at the top. There are openings of her eyes and mouth and holes in her ears for ornaments. Her legs short and bulbous, and her breasts are flat. Small holes under arms and inside legs are for the escape of air during firing. The figure is painted with a red, black, and off-white slip and a pattern of wavy black lines appears on the torso; a black negative resist pattern decorates the chin and neck area, carved shell earrings adorn her ears. A nearly identical example can be found at The MET in NYC. Size: 13" H (33 cm)
Provenance: Ex - Private Connecticut collection
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Condition Report: Head reattached, minor repairs mostly affecting area beneath the neck on the reverse. Appears choice