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Jalisco San Juanito Pottery Seated Female Figure

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, San Juanito, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A lovely example of a hollow-formed San Sebastian ceramic female figure with splashes of earthy red pigment adorning her neck, abdomen, head, and lower body. She is seated with both legs extending outward, her arms raised with open hands, and with perky breasts and rounded shoulders defining her femininity. She is nude aside from dangling earrings and a simple headdress that encircles the top of her elongated skull. Her expressive visage bears a prominent aquiline nose, impressed ovoid eyes and mouth, smooth cheeks, and a rounded chin. This figure would have been placed into a shaft tomb; figurines that faces outward around the perimeter of graves inside of shaft tombs are a hallmark of the elusive early West Mexican cultures in Jalisco as well as neighboring Nayarit and Colima. Size: 8.2" W x 10.25" H (20.8 cm x 26 cm).

Condition: Repaired from multiple large pieces with resurfacing and overpainting along break lines. Both arms/hands and area around one leg restored using new material. Nicks and abrasions to legs, body, arms, and head, with fading to original pigmentation, and some light encrustations. Light manganese blooms and nice earthen deposits throughout.

Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s

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