A Chinesco seated female figure, Type C, Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C.-A.D. 250
10,000 - 15,000 USD
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with slender arms contrasting with her voluminous tapering legs and sculptural openwork form, the classic heart-shaped head resting against her right hand, her eyes and puckered mouth outlined in black, and adorned with painted nosering, wearing delicate necklaces, armbands and finely crosshatched loincloth, the small ears pierced for ornaments.
Acquired in the 1950's
The carefully rendered details of the face and minimal clothing are distinctive elements of this Chinesco style. Now referred to as Lagunillas, they are considered some of the "most highly treasured artifacts from highland Mexico" (Butterwick 2004:35).