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Lot of 2 Matching Xochipala Pottery Seated Figures

$1,495.00
Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero State, Xochipala culture, Mesoamerican Formative Period, ca. 13th to 10th century CE. A fine pair of hand-built pottery females in seated positions with crossed legs and ample hips. The figures sit nude with straight postures, slender waists, and rounded shoulders which elongate into sinuous arms. The coffee-bean-shaped eyes, triangular noses, smiling mouths, and pierced ears create the minimalist visage of each woman, and their heads are topped with centrally-parted coiffures. Covered in chalky white pigment, this is a fine set of ancient Mexican artistry! Size of each (both are relatively similar): 2.1" W x 3.25" H (5.3 cm x 8.3 cm).

Condition: Both figures repaired from multiple pieces with small chips and light adhesive residue along break lines. Both figures have minor nicks to legs, bodies, arms, and heads, with softening to some finer details, and fading to original white pigmentation. Light earthen deposits throughout.

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

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