A Fine Pre-Columbian Xalitla Seated Female Figurine, Preclassic, Ca. 1300-600 Bc XOCHIPALA STYLE, GUERRERO, MEXICO. INTRICATELY DETAILED

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Seller: anthro-art (273) 100%, Location: Laguna Beach, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 273927883338 A FINE PRE-COLUMBIAN XALITLA SEATED FEMALE FIGURINE, MIDDLE PRECLASSIC, CIRCA 1300 B.C.-600 B.C., XOCHIPALA STYLE, GUERRERO, MEXICO, Auction estimate: $2,500-$3,500. This earthenware seated female figure, of solid form, dates to the Middle Preclassic Period of the Xochipala, Guerrero sculptural tradition in Central Mexico, approximately ca. 1300 B.C. to 600 B.C. This charming youthful female, seated with her head facing straight forward, and in a “laid back” posture, with realistically detailed facial features, red pigmented ear ornaments, hands resting on her lap, has finely incised plaited and darkened hair hanging down to her shoulders. She wears a large red pigmented bead-like belt wrapped around her naked waist. This placid figurine reflects a relaxed attitude. Beautiful negative sculptural space enhances this figurine. Lifelike details and remains of red ochre pigment against the natural clay surface are compelling characteristics of this and other Xalitla figurines. Ancient surface inclusions are apparent overall. Sold with a custom metal stand. FSA:EA Note: This Xalitla figurine is stylistically closely related to the Xochipala sculptural tradition figures which originated in a nearby area of Guerrero, and have been treasured by scholars and collectors alike for their “portrait” qualities while indulging in active positions. The late Gillett Griffin, formerly Curator of the Art Museum at Princeton, called the sculpture of this locale “The earliest great art style in Mexico”. Provenance: This sculpture was acquired prior to 1971, and has been in a Santa Barbara County private collection of Pre-Columbian art ever since. Our low overhead allows us to offer high quality objects at well below market prices. Every object is sold with an unconditional guarantee of authenticity, which never expires. Height: 2.2 inches (5.6 cm.); Length: 3.2 inches (8.1 cm.) Condition: This figure has probably been repaired, but there is no evidence of any new clay. About Anthropos Fine Art Founded in 1976 in the Los Angeles area as the Anthropos Gallery, specializing in Ancient and Tribal sculpture from the Old as well as the New World: Egyptian, Mediterranean, Pre-Columbian, and North American Indian and Eskimo Art, we are now exhibiting at the brick and mortar location of 860 Glenneyre Street, Suite 2, in Laguna Beach, California 92651. Appointments are always best for specific viewings. Our primary focus is on the art of the western coastal regions of North America: the ancient sculpture of West Mexico, the antique art of the Pacific Northwest Coast, the art of the early California cultures, and the related Art of the Southwest. We also feature selected Egyptian and Mediterranean antiquities from our collection. We are members of ATADA (Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association), based in Santa Fe, NM, and L.A. Tribal (Los Angeles,CA) and are committed to scholarship and the highest ethical standards. We are always seeking quality works of art. Condition: This figure has probable minor repair, but there is no evidence of any new clay., Material: Clay sculpture, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Featured Refinements: Pre-Columbian Antiquities

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