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Pre-Columbian EARLY COLIMA NUDE TECO FIGURE EX: SOTHEBY'S '76

$249.95 or Best Offer 18d, $30.00 Shipping, 30-Day Returns

Seller: rodrogrs (759) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122243800100 Twenty-three or so long centuries have passed since ceramic figurines of this type were buriedin deep shaft-and-chamber tombs in the Colima and Jalisco regions of western Mexico. The details of this nude female figure were modeled with considerable care; close-fitting headgear decorated with a pair of appliqué ornaments, massive ear-spools and a clearly defined vulva. 4.5" (11.4cm) high, unmounted. Mounted on the attractive Lucite display base as pictured, the overall height is 5" (12.7 cm). This delightful figure is in EXCELLENT condition. STANDING NUDE FEMALE FIGURE Teco Type Colima, West Mexico Late Pre-Classic Period 300 B.C.E. – 100 B.C.EPROVENANCE: Acquired by seller in 1976 at Sotheby's Parke-Bernet New York City Galleries. 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. If not to U.S. buyer’s complete satisfaction, this artifact may be returned as received within 30 days of purchase for a purchase price refund minus 10% restocking fee. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY The authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, a retired educator and longtime Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers, certified Specialist Pre-Columbian Art Specialist. Your antiquity will be shipped with a signed and registered Certificate of Authenticity that includes a photo, description, provenance and chronology of your acquisition. $30 shipping, insurance and "Delivery Confirmation" tracking service continental U.S.A. NY residents add 8.63% sales tax. Overseas buyer, please add $85 shipping. IMPORTANT: Buyers with fewer than ten (or private) feedback, please contact seller ASAP before placing bid or risk bid cancellation; thank you. Please use PayPal for immediate shipment; payment is expected within two days of auction’s end. 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; 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. 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. Material: Terracotta

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