A Maya Standing Female. c. 500-800 AD . Ja...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionA Maya Standing Female
c. 500-800 AD
Jaina style hollow earthenware with remains of blue pigments. The heavy-set woman wears a wrap-around body cloth with the fringed edges crossing her front and down her right side. Her mouth and chin dotted with raised scarification marks. Her hair or headdress in cascading flanges down the back. In good condition, missing two parts of the headdress, repaired from original pieces with breaks filled in and extensive restoration on the lower quarter around legs.
Joan Barist Primitive Art, New York, NY
Ex. Gelman collection, New York, NY. Beginning in the 1940s, Jacques and Natasha Gelman assembled three important and distinct collections. The first, focused on European modern art, and was bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1998; the second was composed of ninety-five important works of Mexican modern art; the third collection was Pre-Columbian sculpture.
Height: 6 inches
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500.
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