Seller: rodrogrs (778) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122214513422 Material: Terracotta, Details: (NOT TO SCALE) This finely-modeled two-thousand year-old figure wears a headdress and skirt; she is depicted kneeling on flexed knees with upraised left hand on her head and right arm extended forward. A vent-hole atop her head insured the safe firing of this impressive terracotta figure; her headdress and body are painted with red slip on a buff ground. Manganese dioxide and dendritic deposits provide incontrovertible evidence of prolonged interment. This dramatic figure is 10.5" (27 cm) tall, 6.5" (17 cm) wide, and 4.5" (11 cm) front-to-back; the right hand digits lost in antiquity. Without repair or restoration, in excellent overall condition. AMECA FIGURE Jalisco, Mexico Protoclassic Period, 200 B.C. - 300 C.E. Provenance: Legally acquired in 1958. Comparables: Gallagher, "Companions of the Dead: Ceramic Tomb Sculpture from Ancient West Mexico," fig. 112; Von Winning, “Shaft Tomb Figures of West Mexico,” figs. 138 & 139; Proctor Stafford Collection, LA Museum of Art, "Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico," fig.74. Winner assumes $75 for prompt shipping, Delivery Confirmation tracking and full insurance coverage within continental U.S.A; NY residents add 8.65% sales tax. Please use PayPal for immediate shipment. Overseas buyer adds $100 shipping costs; seller accepts PayPal only. Customs or other importation costs -- if any -- are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Bidders with fewer than ten (or private) "feedback" listings must contact seller before bidding. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITYThe authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, a longtime educator and Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (retired), certified Specialist in Pre-Columbian Art. Your figure will be carefully packed, insured and promptly shipped with a signed and registered Certificate of Authenticity. 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. CAVEAT EMPTOR: Jalisco figures, much like Colima dog figures, are among the most frequently reproduced statues. The prospective buyer is therefore strongly advised to acquire New World antiquities ONLY from recognized Pre-Columbian Art specialists and pay a legitimate price for authentic antiquities with legal provenance and bona-fide guarantees of authenticity. A “Certificate of Authenticity” is only as valid as the issuer’s credentials and expertise in this arcane field. Unrealistically low prices for forgeries, reproductions, illegal or mis-attributed artifacts offered by uninformed or venal vendors are ultimately not bargains at all. Check out my other items and be sure to add me to your favorites list! Images may be enlarged to provide greater detail. All rights reserved for all countries. No part of the contents of this page may be reproduced without prior written permission of the seller. Copyright © Rod Rogers, 2016.