Seller: dallasartsnet (2,183) 100%, Location: Rockport, Texas, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 172403920279 Material: Terra cotta, Details: Artifacts from the Mexican Huasteca Culture about 1000 AD La Huasteca is a geographical and cultural region located in Mexico along the Gulf of Mexico which includes parts of the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Puebla, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, and Guanajuato. It is roughly defined as the area in which the Huastec people had influence when their civilization was at its height in the Mesoamerican period. Today, the Huastecs occupy only a fraction of this region with the Nahua people now the most numerous indigenous group. However, those who live in the region share a number of cultural traits such as a style of music and dance along with religious festivals such as Xantolo. Small terra cotta figurines from this culture and region. They probably served a religious purpose as burial offerings or fertility symbols rather than being toys for children. I date them very conservatively as they may be much older. They are from my private collection. I purchased these in the 80s at the Dallas 'Book and Paper Show' from a knowledgeable dealer who offered mostly historical documents from the Southwest and Mexico under Spanish rule. Mounted in simple display boxes , held in with a little florist wire. No hidden flaws or repairs. 60 After a lifetime of collecting Dallasartsnet is liquidating its extensive collection of art. Shipping We offer 'free shipping' for most of our " Buy it Now" offers. This applies to US destinations only. When there are charges for shipping they are at cost or below. There are no charges for packing. It's our way to say thanks for all your bids and buys !!! Your purchase will almost always ship within 24 hrs after you make payment by Paypal . Insurance, Registered Mail and other services are extra at cost and your choice and responsibility to cover you in the event of a loss. We ship world wide (except to troubled destinations with unreliable mail delivery) and shipping is at my cost or even below. Multiple additional lots of similar weight and size all ship for free. There is only one mailing charge if any for the first item you win. I always pack carefully and always free of charge with prints shipped flat and protected in clear presentation sleeves. We have been on Ebay since 1998 !! and have over 1800, 100%positive feedbacks and some 5000 items sold ! Bid and buy with confidence ! My promise to you : " Should there ever be a problem I will personally work it out with you and to your satisfaction ! " Payment: PayPal is highly preferred. Let me know before you buy if you plan to pay in a different way. Please pay promptly within 3 days or let me know if there is a delay. Refunds: For all sales we offer a full 100% money back refund of your payment for 14 days. No reason needed, no questions asked. Important notes: Please look at my outstanding feedback, my Ebay Store for all of my current auctions and 'Buy it Now' offers. On the Web dallasarts.net has additional info which does not belong on ebay. Many new and interesting items are listed as time allows. In fairness to established bidders - if you are new on Ebay and have 'Feedback (0)' you must contact me first by email before you bid on my auctions or your bid may be cancelled . Thank you for your interest, your bids and purchases. Good luck and have fun bidding on my Ebay offers !