A Pre-Columbian Nayarit Seated Female Figure, Chinesco Style, Type “C”- Protoclassic, Mexico, ca.100 BC-AD 250. Abstract Figure

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Seller: anthro-art (273) 100%, Location: Laguna Beach, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 273842455968 A Pre-Columbian Nayarit Seated Female Figure, Chinesco Style, Type “C”, Protoclassic ca. 100 B.C. to A.D. 250. This hollow Chinesco seated figure from Nayarit, Mexico, known as a Type “C”, dates to the Protoclassic Period of the West Mexican sculptural tradition, ca. 100 B.C. to A.D. 250. This female figure, with protruding eyelids and thick nose-ring, rests both hands on her knees, above red pigmented conical-shaped legs. She has Chinesco stylized features: complex faceted earrings, red slip decoration against a lighter creamy-pink on the top and back side of the head, and a typically abstract, yet symmetrically triangular formation of the head. She is adorned with multiple armlets and remains of tattooing upon her forehead, as well as elements of headbands around the top of the head with the ends hanging down the back of the head. Ancient deposits of manganese oxide and dendritic inclusions are visible in various locations over this expressive object. FSA:EA Comparisons: Please see: "Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima: The Proctor Stafford Collection", by M. Kan, C. Meighan, & H.B. Nicholson, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1989, for related examples of figures of this type in the Nayarit Section. Provenance: This figure was acquired from the La Jolla, California David & Ursula Fairchild Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. This collection was formed during the 1960s-’70s. This object was purchased from M.C. Cole, Val Verde in Donna or Mc Allen, Texas in 1972. Our low overhead allows us to offer quality objects at well below market prices. Every object is sold with an unconditional guarantee of authenticity, which never expires. This figure may be viewed by appointment in the Los Angeles or South Orange County area. Height: Approx. 7 in. (17.8 cm.) Condition: This abstract hollow sculpture shows multiple surface encrustations alongside manganese oxide deposits. There are very well preserved remaining pigments. The tip of the nose has been chipped off for many centuries. 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: Good condition with the tip of the nose chipped off., Material: Ceramic sculpture, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Chinesco type of Nayarit Figure: Protoclassic Ancient West Mexico, 100 BC-AD 250.

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