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Pre-Columbian Pretty Lady Chupicuaro Mexico Ex Sothebys '78

$395.00 or Best Offer 20d, $35.00 Shipping, 30-Day Returns

Seller: rodrogrs (758) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122243143165 Here is an extraordinary "Mujercita Linda" (Pretty Little Lady) terracotta figure in the form of a standing female. Effigies of this type were individually hand-modeled with considerable detail - created by artisan members of a little-known and long-vanished cultural complex.This superb figure is adorned with an incised hairstyle parted in the center, red painted disc ear-ornaments, an arm bracelet, a large pendant necklace and appears to be nude. 3” tall (7.6 cm) x 1.75” (4.4 cm) wide x .75” (1.9 cm) front-to-back; intact! Comparable: Jay D. Frierman, editor, The Natalie Wood Collection of Pre-Columbian Ceramics, 1969, page 55, figure 335. Chupícuaro Figure Guanajuato, West Mexico, Late Pre-Classic Period, 500-0 B.C.E. Provenance: Acquired by the seller in 1978 at Sotheby's Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York City. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY The authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, scholar and longtime Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (retired), Certified 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.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. $35 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 reputable Pre-Columbian Art specialists and be prepared to 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 misattributed artifacts offered by uninformed or venal vendors are ultimately neither true "bargains" nor prudent investments. Images may be enlarged to provide greater detail. Wood base is a display prop only and not included in sale. 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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