12 November 2004
A LAS BOCAS FIGURINE
Middle Preclassic, ca. 1150-550 B.C.
In a birthing position with rounded thighs spread open and hands clenching her knees to hold up her body, with extensive remains of red pigment.
Length 2 1/2 in. (6 cm.)
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Cf. The Olmec World, pl. 39, for a similar contorted posture.
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
Offered in May, a 1916 canvas that was included in every major survey of Malevich’s Suprematist works during his lifetime, and which revolutionised modern art