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    Quimbaya Seated "Slab" Figure with Nosering

    Quimbaya
    C. 500-1000
    Beige Polished Terra Cotta
    11" Tall x 8½" Wide

    The female figure sits with short legs, bulbous knees, incised designs on the corseted areas, arms rounding coming to open hands, with small breasts and exposed genitalia. The rectangular head has four pierced holes, possibly for ornamentation of hair plugs, slit eyes, black faded stripes across the chest for face paint or tattooing, and wears a low karat tumbaga nosering. The figure is reconstructed from several pieces, mainly at the waist, and both arms reattached. Comes on custom iron stand


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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