Pre-Columbian Nayarit Couple Ex Sothebys '78

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Seller: rodrogrs (831) 100%, Location: Merrick, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123740039851 For your consideration is this barefoot seated couple; both figures wear multiple ear-and nose-ornaments and different flanged headdresses. The male's cap is peaked, the eyes are distinctively represented by reed-stamping and both figures smile broadly. The nude male sits with exposed genitals, his looped arms rest on flexed knees and his right hand holds a fan. The female wears only a skirt; her breasts are exposed and she holds a bowl in her left hand. Both figures have been decorated with cream-on-orange slip and a vent-hole atop the heads insured safe firing of these delightful terracotta figures. The male is 10" (25.4 cm) tall, 6" (15.2 cm) wide and 5.75" (14.6 cm) front-to-back; the female measures 9" (22.8 cm) tall, 5 7/8" (15 cm) wide and 5 1/8" (13.1 cm) front-to-back.The male has been insignificantly repaired and the female is intact; both figures are in excellent condition. SEATED COUPLE Ixtlan del Río, Nayarit, Mexico Early Classic Period, C. 400 C.E. Provenance: Acquired by the seller at Sotheby Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York City on 12/12/1978, lot 83. Comparables: H. Von Winning, “Shaft Tomb Figures of West Mexico,” p. 168, figs. 292 through 295. $150 shipping, delivery confirmation tracking and insurance within continental U.S.A. NY residents add 8.625% sales tax. Please use PayPal for immediate shipment. Overseas buyer adds $400 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 a minus 10% re-stocking fee for return of items in original condition and with original 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 fair and 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 items listed by uninformed or venal vendors are ultimately neither true bargains nor prudent investments. 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, 2019. Material: Terracotta, Provenance: Ixtlan Del Río, Nayarit, Mexico

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