Lot 73: Nayarit Pottery Standing Female Figure
October 27, 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. This is a well-shaped hollow pottery figure of a female that stands in a very stable manner on its own. Her arms are held out to the side and she stands with her legs planted firmly out. She wears a large nose ring and four earrings on each ear. Her head has a bulbous hair style that may suggest skull shaping as a form of beauty in this culture. Size: 5.4" W x 7.55" H (13.7 cm x 19.2 cm)
Provenance: Ex - Peter Arnovick, Los Altos, CA
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Condition Report: Intact, manganese staining over majority of body, giving it a nice aged look