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    Colima Variant Standing Pregnant Woman

    Colima
    C. 200 BC-200 AD
    Burnished and Slipped Pottery
    20½" Tall x 10¾" Wide

    The beautifully refined sculpture is burnished and slipped in a red surface, the entire piece smooth, and has a rare artistic quality of a fine variant style. The woman is supported on massive thick feet, the toes with an unusual tear drop shaped recess separating each and the ankle bone depicted as well as the indentations at back of feet. Her arms are to her sides, panels of scarified dotting at the upper arm, tapering to disproportionately small hands with lined fingers. She is bare breasted, wearing a long skirt wrapped and tied ending on the left side, the lower belly very bulging, indicating she is carrying a child. At the head, she wears a punctated band holding the hair behind her ears, finely incised hair swirling on top and to the neck, and extended ears with small piercings. She has a beautifully rendered and contoured face with thin slit eyes and mouth, and a larger, yet natural, widened nose. A wonderful example of scarce quality, the figure has light ancient surface deposits, and is in excellent condition, being solid and undamaged. This lot requires third party shipping.


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