23 May 2007
NAYARIT FEMALE FIGURE
PROTOCLASSIC, CA. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250
standing on flattened, wide feet with knees slightly bent, holding a small dog in her upraised right hand, the puppy with curling tail, the left hand placed to her rounded belly, gazing forward with lips parted and showing upper row of teeth, wearing armbands, nose and ear rings and beaded necklaces, a wraparound, patterned skirt, the bare chest with geometric tattoos.
Height 22 in. (56 cm.)
Stendahl Gallery, 1970s
Collection of Mrs. Elterman
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Hasso von Winning, Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America, n.d. pl. 178, pg. 139.
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