Seller: rodrogrs (758) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122217589041 Here is a rare and early type of ceramic standing female figure recovered from the Pacific coastal region of Guerrero. She was very carefully modeled with outward pointing breasts, hands on her lower abdomen and a notably large umbilicus. This remarkable figure is embellished with numerous details including a tall headdress, ear spools and an elaborately knotted necklace; her body and lower limbs are profusely decorated with complex geometric linear designs. Of particular interest, however, is the clearly represented vertical abdominal channel similar to the distinctive "Caesarian" figures recovered from chronologically coeval central Guerrero. 5.5" (14 cm) high x 2.5" (6.3 cm) wide x 1 1/8" (2.7 cm.) Without repairs or restoration, this remarkable figure is in excellent condition. San Jerónimo "Caesarian" Figure Guerrero, Mexico Pre-Classic Period, 500 - 100 B.C.E. Comparable: Parsons, Lee A. "Pre-Columbian Art; The Morton D. May & The Saint Louis Art Museum Collections", Harper & Rowe, 1980, p.56, fig. 61. Provenance: Acquired by the seller in 1978 at Sotheby’s Parke-Bernet galleries in New York City. $38 shipping, insurance and Delivery Confirmation tracking within continental U.S.A. NY residents add 8.63% sales tax. Overseas buyer, please add $85 shipping. Customs and/or other importation costs or delays are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Bidders with fewer than ten (or private) "feedback" listings must contact seller before bidding to verify ID or bid may be declined. Please use PayPal for immediate shipment or contact seller for alternate arrangements. If not to U.S. buyer’s satisfaction, this artwork may be returned as shipped within thirty days of purchase for a purchase price refund minus 10% re-stocking fee for return of item in original condition and shipping materials; buyer pays return shipping and insurance. Payment is expected within two days of auction’s end. CAVEAT EMPTOR: The buyer is advised to deal ONLY with reputable Pre-Columbian Art specialists and be prepared to pay a legitimate price for authentic antiquities with legal provenance and bona-fide guarantees of authenticity. A "Certificate of Authenticity" is only as good as the credentials and expertise of the seller and extremely low prices for fakes, forgeries, reproductions or illegal and/or misattributed material offered by uninformed or venal vendors are ultimately not bargains at all. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITYThe authenticity of this artifact is guaranteed by the seller, retired educator and Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers, certified Pre-Columbian Art Specialist. Your figure will be carefully packed, insured and promptly shipped with a signed and registeredCertificate of Authenticity that includes a description, photo, dimensions, cultural provenance and chronology. This seller has been a conscientious collector and dedicated scholar of New World antiquities for over a half-century. He has complied with UNESCO, federal/local legislationand never consciously acquired, traded in or sold illicitly recovered antiquities. All rights reserved for all countries. No part of the contents of this page may be reproduced without prior written permission of the seller. Base is a display prop only; not included in sale. Copyright © Rod Rogers, 2016.