Seller: rodrogrs (778) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122240607555 Material: Terracotta, Details: Both finely-modeled, hollow figures wear caps; the female is undraped save for a short skirt, her nubile breasts exposed. She sits on flexed knees cradling a small child on her lap, one hand gently placed under the baby's head. There are traces of painted decoration (tattoo?) under her lower lip The male sits upright in an authoritative position with elbows out, hands on his knees and flexed legs. Despite the cache-sexe, his diminutive penis has been carefully modeled. A vent-hole at each ear insured the safe firing of these museum-quality terracotta figures The female is 9.75" (24.7 cm) tall, 7.75" (19.6 cm) wide, and 6.25" (15.8 cm) front-to-back; the male measures 10.25" (26 cm) tall, 8" (20.3 cm) wide, and 5.75" (14.6 cm) front-to-back.Several toes slightly abraded in antiquity; without repair or restoration, in excellent overall condition. FAMILY OF THREE Ameca, Jalisco, Mexico Protoclassic Period, 200 B.C. - 300 C.E. Provenance: Acquired by the seller in 1978 at Sotheby's Parke-Bernet Gallery in New York City. Comparables: Bonham's NYC, 05/15/2014 lot 161 Sold for $9,375.00 (last image) Gallagher, "Companions of the Dead: Ceramic Tomb Sculpture from Ancient West Mexico," p. 87, fig. 110; Proctor Stafford Collection, LA Museum of Art, "Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico," p. 110, fig.71;Von Winning, “Shaft Tomb Figures of West Mexico,” p. 124, figs. 116 & 117. Winner assumes $100 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 $250 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: The prospective buyer is 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. Keep in mind that a “Certificate of Authenticity” is only as valid as the issuer’s credentials and expertise. Unrealistically low prices for forgeries, reproductions, illegal or misattributed 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.