Seller: rodrogrs (778) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122208068560 Material: Terracotta, Details: Here is a solid ceramic standing female figure carefully hand-modeled with the distinctive "Chinesca" heart-shaped face, adorned with circular ear ornaments and painted with red, orange and black details over a light-brown base. 7” (17.7 cm) high, 2.25“ (5.7 cm) wide and 1.5” (3.8 cm) deep with ample manganese deposits. Without repairs or restoration, this delightful figure is in excellent condition. Chinesco/Chinesca figures are classified into four broad "A" through "D" stylistic categories; this outstanding, museum-grade example is a rare and especially desirable standing variant of the heart-face shaped “C” type figures, which are nearly always modeled in a seated or reclining position. CHINESCA TYPE "C" FIGURE NAYARIT, MEXICO Protoclassic Period 200 B.C.E - 300 C.E. Comparables: Hasso von Winning, "The Shaft Tomb Figures of West Mexico", Southwest Museum, 1974, p. 176, fig. 327; Jacki Gallagher, "Companions of the Dead; Ceramic Tomb Sculpture from Ancient West Mexico", UCLA, 1983, p. 122, fig. 158; www.vilcek.org/collections/pre-columbian/category/mexico/chinesco-nayarit-maternity-figure.html Provenance: Acquired by the seller in 1977 at the Sotheby's Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York City. $35 shipping, Delivery Confirmation tracking and full insurance coverage within continental U.S.A. NY residents add 8.63% sales tax. Please use PayPal for immediate shipment or contact seller for alternate arrangements. Payment is expected within two days of auction’s end. Bidders with fewer than ten (or private) "feedback" listings must contact seller before bidding to verify ID or bid may be declined. Overseas buyer, please add $85 shipping. Customs and/or other importation costs -- if any -- are the sole responsibility of the buyer. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY The authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, a longtime 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 that includes a description, photo, dimension, cultural provenance and chronology. 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. 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 legislation and never consciously acquired, traded in or sold illicitly recovered antiquities. 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 bonafide 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 mis-attributed artifacts offered by uninformed or venal vendors are ultimately not bargains at all. 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.