23 May 2007
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
TWO VERACRUZ FEMALE FIGURES
REMOJADAS, LATE CLASSIC, CA. A.D. 550 - 950
each possibly a representation of the goddess of women in childbirth, known in the Aztec period as Cihuateotl, each holding a fan-like object in their left hand and a staff in the other, wearing wraparound skirts, beaded necklaces with central avian pendant and flaring headdress incorporating a bird man at the top, flanked by feline profile heads, with remains of black chapapote.
Heights 21 1/2 in. and 19 in. (54.7 cm. and 48.3 cm.) (2)
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