Seller: uniqueantique34 (1,508) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 272465633256 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Pre Columbian Vera Cruz Tied-Down Figure, Ca. 800 AD A rare ancient Mexican tied-down molded, hollow clay figure from Vera Cruz. A chest band constrains the figure—who is presumably male—to a slab or bed. He dons a headdress, necklace, and earrings. His feet angle upward as there is apparently a rest beneath his thighs. He has considerable losses: three bed-legs (one remains), part of the slab beneath the head, and perhaps two canopies (one over the head and one over the feet. The human figure itself is intact, suffering a nick to the nose and a scrape on one thigh. The piece is 5” long and, when displayed upright on a custom might, makes an impressive appearance well-representative of the sculptural artistry of the culture. Excellent provenance: formerly of the Weisman Collection. Acquired in the 1950s-60s.