Depicting a Seated Woman
Length: 5 ⅛ in (13 cm); Height: 5 ½ in (14 cm)
Very good condition overall, with wear consistent with age and use. Minor nicks, chips, scratches, losses and abrasions throughout. Minor age cracks under legs. The surface and pigment well-worn, as visible in the catalogue illustration.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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George Terasaki, New York, acquired in the 1970s
Alexandra Pascassio and George Terasaki, Kachina: George Terasaki Collection, Paris, 2008, n.p., cat. no. 19
Carvings such as this are often playful expressions made by kachina carvers as gifts for family members or friends. From her hairstyle, we know that the woman is married.