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October 27, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Lot 69C: Nayarit Pottery Figure of a Seated Young Female(23 views)
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Estimate: $400 - $600
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 200 BCE to 200 CE. A lovely seated female terracotta figure, with remains of tattooing on her body and characteristically elongated visage and meticulously incised coiffure. Her face shows sophisticated contours, a prominent nose, incised eyes, and mouth. She is elaborately adorned with a white hairband, double-strand necklace, and grand ear ornaments. Size: 7-3/4" x 4" at widest (19.7 x 10.2 cm).
Provenance: Ex-private Hooper Collection, California, acquired via family descent
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Condition Report: Head of child under her left arm is missing. Normal surface wear