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Fine Nayarit Chinesco Polychrome Female Figure

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, Chinesco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Perhaps the most desirable of all Nayarit pottery styles, an unusually large Chinesca pottery female standing with legs slightly apart, possessing a characteristic heart-shaped head with a minimalist visage comprised of black lined slitted eyes, a protruding nose, and a small slit mouth. Her hands are placed to her slightly protruding womb, just above her voluptuous thighs. Custom stand. Size: 5.5" W x 10.25" H (14 cm x 26 cm); 10.625" H (14 cm x 27 cm) on stand

Nude except for a netted loincloth and jewelry (armbands, necklaces, nosering, labrets, and ear ornaments), this lady is a strong symbol of fertility. Nice burnished red slip and manganese blooms.

Condition: Repairs to back of head and inner thigh of one leg. Expected surface wear with minor pigment losses and abrasions.

Provenance: Ex-Triffo Collection, acquired in the 1970s

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