DescriptionLot of Four Cartagena Figures
C. 1000-1500 AD, possibly much earlier
3½" to 12" Tall
The unusual collection includes four different pottery figures, all excavated near Cartagena and in an unusual style with very round heads. The smallest piece is a fragment showing a woman with arms to the back of head and prominently showing pointed breasts. A solid body figure is missing her legs, the arms being modern poor repair, and genitals exposed. A gray burnished figure has thick fat legs, exposed genitalia, and large round head; this figure with restoration fill across the chest and right arm. The largest, quite an interesting example, shows a thick thighed woman seated on a stool. Her head is quite round, eyes high on the head, and with incised hair behind. This statue is reconstructed from many pieces; the nose, left arm and areas at chest all modern; would be a very nice figure if properly conserved.
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