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Item:163834021620Pre Columbian, Chemically Tested, Pottery, West Mexican, Nayarit Culture, Sitting musician, 15 1/2 inches in height, 6 1/2 inches in width, 9 inches in depth, to heavy for my small scale. Large heavy, sitting ceramic figure playing an ancient musical instrument, overall good condition with one of the headdress tassels repaired and another missing. The remaining damage is confined to the left side of the figure, (with the exception of the nose ring), the left leg had been repaired, the thumb on the left hand is missing. A period and color correct soft clay nose ring will be created for the piece. All photos were taken by the seller utilizing a Canon Digital Camera, and a laboratory quality AmScope Trinocular Stereo Microscope with a mounted digital camera, mounted & non mounted lighting, and the appropriate Barlow lenses. Photos 1 thru 7 were shot with the Canon camera, the images reflect the subject artifact in various positions. Photos 8 thru 12 were shot with the AmScope, the images reflect magnified and highly magnified period correct clay/paste composition (yes), ancient pigment (yes), low temperature firing marks (no), root marks (no), and earthly (yes), as well as manganese mineral deposits (yes). The manganese (chemical) test was preformed, images 11 & 12 reflected the result. All bidders/purchasers outside the United States lower 48 States, and Canada must advise, I have shipped my artifacts to art galleries in New York and Denver, and to residents of Switzerland, Germany, Britain, France, Austria, Italy, and Russia. European postal services are usually at least twice the quoted North American postal/shipping rates, as insurance and the tracked service is not negotiable. North American residents expect me to use the services of, USPS/Canada Post/FedEx or D.H.L., all artifacts will be fully insured and shipped with the tracking option. Very expensive and/or fragile pieces will be double boxed, all artifacts are packed with extreme care using the best shipping materials money can buy. I combine shipping, and do not seek to profit from said charges, if my final shipping cost is higher than collected amount, I will take care of that, within reason. As always, I welcome question(s) and/or comments, in some cases please allow up to 48 hours for a response. Seller Comment: As I inspected the figure I developed a couple concerns, as I continued my concerns diminished greatly. While I am not 100% sure of the figures authenticity, I cannot dismiss the positive results from the manganese test. In the near future I may expose an area (likely the back of the figure) in order to get a better look at the clay/paste composition, then start again with my authentication procedures. This piece will be double boxed, thanks for your interest in my collection. Surplus shipping $$ will be returned to the purchaser.Material:pottery, Provenance:from my collection
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Pre Columbian, Tested, W Mex, Nayarit, Sitting Musician, L/ Form 300 BC 200 AD