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A pre-Columbian anthropomorphic figurine in earthenware – height : 19.7 cm

Lot reference 18600157
A pre-Columbian anthropomorphic figurine in earthenware – height : 19.7 cm

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Nayarit, shaft-tomb culture, West-Mexico, protoclassic, ca. 200 BCE to 200 CE.

A lovely seated female terracotta figure (Nayarit, San Sebastián style). Made of eartenware, painted with reddish brown slip and burnished with remains of a negative resist pattern. Hollow, with vent-hole on top of the head.

Characteristically elongated visage and incised coiffure. Her face shows sophisticated contours, a prominent nose, incised eyes and open mouth. She has a child under the left arm and is elaborately adorned with a white painted hairband, double-strand necklace, large ear ornaments and body painting or tattoos.

Made for funerary purposes only, figurines like these were considered tomb guardians and the link between the deceased and the afterworld.

Dimensions:height19.7cmXwidth10.2cmXdepth12.2cm.
Condition: Good and stable. Wear and erosion commensurate to age. Minor chips and scratches overall. Small aged planes of fracture (child's head lost); deposits (lime), incrustations and manganese oxidations; aged patina; no apparent cracks.

Provenance: Ex-private Hooper Collection, California. Ex-ArtemisGallery. The certificate of authenticity issued by the latter will be provided in pdf.
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Will be securely packed and shipped with B-post (track&trace). Sorry, no shipping outside the EU.

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    Vendeur sérieux, compétent et courtois, matériel authentique, envoi rapide et emballage soigné. Parfait à tous égards. Merci.
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  • Very Fast delivery, Authentic ceramic, perfect package, Highly Recommended. Many Thanks from Italy

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    Excellent seller. Great taste and high standards. Super fast shipping. Generous documentation. Very recomendable
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    Sehr gut entsprach genau meiner Vorstellung 1 Aber Wahre ( Wahrheit ) genau so wie auf der Website von Catawiki
    Super Super Verpackung !!!! Nicht so wie Dromedar Idioten
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