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Antique Pre-Columbian Mexico Olmecoid Terracotta Pregnant Women Figure C.900 B.C

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Seller: antiques-thru-time (648) 100%, Location: Miami, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381496353661 USA-RARE-CURRENCY Store Increase traffic to your listing with Auctiva's FREE Scrolling Gallery. Stunning!!! & Very Rare!!-Antique Museum Quality Pre-Columbian,From ,Tlatilco,Puebla, Mexico. *Olmecoid Terracotta Pregnant Women Figure*, Circa 900-500 B.C.With full Provenance to the Private collection of Dr. Robert Gonzalo PhD,in Anthropology, (see full Provenance details in the description). ****VERY IMPRESSIVE PIECE!!! THAT WILL MAKE A COLLECTOR VERY VERY HAPPY**** GORGEOUS!!!, & EXTREMELY RARE!!!!,***. ****A PRE-COLUMBIAN OLMECOID TERRACOTTA PREGNANT WOMEN FIGURE FROM TLATILCO,PUEBLA, MEXICO ,MIDDLE PRE-CLASSIC PERIOD (CIRCA 900-500 B.C.).****. Olmecoid Terracotta Sculpture of a Pregnant Woman. Origin:Puebla, Mexico, Circa: 900 BC to 500 BC, Dimensions: 8-1/2" (21.54 cm) high. Dr. Robert Gonzalo Private Collection: Pre-Columbian, Style: Olmecoid, Medium: Terracotta. Since the dawn of civilization, mankind has manipulated the environment, reforming the natural materials into new forms. While tool making answered functional necessities, the creation of art filled a spiritual void. Some of the earliest works of art known to us are fertility goddesses whose overflowing bodies accentuate their fecundity. When mankind was just beginning to comprehend its own existence, and to secure its continued prosperity, fertility idols help assure worried minds that they could secure their well-being through the reverence of the gods memorialized by the sculptures. This terracotta goddess, associated with the Olmec civilization, the earliest mother culture of Mesoamerica, is one such idol. The general forms of the sculpture, especially the slanted, narrow eyes, are clearly derived from Olmec art. We can imagine some ancient Mesoamerican honoring this work with libations of food and drink. In turn, the goddess would bestow fertility upon her faithful servant. If the worshipper is already pregnant, such a work can help ensure a healthy birth without complications. Today, this work harkens back to an earlier time when mankind’s understanding of the world was outweighed by superstitions and fear of the gods. This figure is a memorial to an ancient culture and a forgotten world. PROVENANCE: This amazing piece was consigned to us by Dr. Robert Gonzalo PhD,in Anthropology from his private collection. He bought this piece in 1968 in Puebla Mexico from the Private collection of a local Catholic Priest. Dr. Gonzalo expend several years in Mexico in the 1960's doing research work,about the different Pre-Columbian Civilizations in Mexico. ****SUPERB!! PRE-COLUMBIAN PIECE THAT HAS BEEN IN THE SAME PRIVATE COLLECTION FOR MORE THAN 47 YEARS****. ****THE OLMECOID FIGURES MEASURES APPROX. 8-1/2" TALL X APPROX. 4" WIDE X APPROX. 1-1/2" DEEP****. ****WE ARE SURE THIS PRE-COLUMBIAN PIECE WILL MAKE A COLLECTOR VERY VERY HAPPY!!,IN EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR IT'S AGE (PLEASE REFERS TO OUR PICTURES). PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING,WE WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS.WE PROVIDE A LOT OF PICTURES OF THE ITEM FOR YOUR INSPECTION.(***BUYERS TO PAID SHIPPING,H. & INSURANCE*** )WE ACCEPT**VERIFIED PAYPAL USERS* WE FULLY INSURE ALL OUR PACKAGES SO ONCE IT LEAVES OUR HANDS WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLES FOR DAMAGES OCURRING DURING TRANSIT.*****ALL SALES ARE FINAL****** ** A REMINDER TO OUR EUROPEAN FRIENDS THAT DUE TO THE EXTRAORDINARY!! EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE US DOLLAR, THE EURO & THE BRITISH POUND,NOW PIECES OF THIS QUALITY CAN BE BOUGHT AT A TREMENDOUS DISCOUNT!,ALMOST 1/2 PRICE COMPARE TO THE US DOLLARS.DON'T LOOSE THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY,WE'LL SHIP WORLDWIDE** ***FREE SHIPPING IN THE USA.*** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE!!!! CONTACT US FOR COMPLETE ACCURATE QUOTE TO YOUR LOCATION. ***WE USE A SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL PACKING COMPANY THAT DO THE PACKING FOR ALL OUR ANTIQUE PIECES.WE SHIP WORLDWIDE (BUT INTERNATIONAL BUYERS HAVE TO BE AWARE THAT SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE USA IS EXPENSIVE!!!),PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A COMPLETE ACCURATE SHIPPING CHARGES TO YOUR COUNTRY. Save time & money with FREE Auctiva Image Hosting.Create listings that get noticed! with Auctiva's 1,800+ Templates. Auctiva, The complete eBay Selling Solution. Condition: PLEASE LOOK AT ALL THE PICTURES IN THE DESCRIPTION, READ ALL OF THE DESCRIPTION, WE PROVIDE A LOT OF PICTURES FOR YOUR VIEWING,ALSO FOR YOU TO CHECK THE CONDITION OF THIS PIECE (WE TRY TO PROVIDE AS MANY PICTURES AND CLOSE-UP AS POSSIBLE FOR YOUR INSPECTION),IT WILL BE UP TO THE BUYER-COLLECTORS TO MAKE THEIR OWN JUDGEMENT ABOUT THE PIECE, Material: Terracota

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