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Nayarit Emaciated Whistling Vessel, Seated Female

$895.00
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 200 BCE to 200 CE. An intriguing Nayarit female figure, sitting with arms folded over upraised knees and emaciated with ribs and spinal column showing along her curved back, her body meticulously painted with black striated tattoo markings over what was originally a red body that has turned white due to hundreds of years of exposure to natural elements. Her visage is quite expressive, delineated with coffee bean shaped eyes, a protruding nose bedecked with a nosering, lobed ears, and perhaps most prominent, those whistling lips. Most definitely female, her breasts and genitalia were emphasized by the sculptor. A rare and wonderful piece! Size: 4.5" W x 7.625" H (11.4 cm x 19.4 cm)

Condition: Head reattached, else intact and excellent with expected surface wear, white hues most likely developed over time due to natural environs.

Provenance: Ex - Private W. S. collection, Los Angeles, CA

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