Lot 77B: Gorgeous Zacatecas Pottery Seated Female

Artemis Gallery

October 27, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
Louisville, CO, US
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Description: 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 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #115704
Condition Report: Head reattached, minor repairs mostly affecting area beneath the neck on the reverse. Appears choice
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