A standing Olmec figure … Pre-Columbian ceramic | Lot # 70174


The description

A standing Olmec figure
Las Bocas, Mexico, c. 1200-900 BC, Beginning of the classical period

A woman of naturalistic proportions with arms bent and hands held over her breasts. Her face with a lovely and joyful expression, her mouth open as if to vocalize. Made in cream terracotta with red pigments on hair, lips, ears and recessed areas of the body. Appears to be in very good condition, intact, in front of deficient feet. With a metal stand.

Private collection, New York
Acquired by the current collection in 2003
Rebecca Stokes, New York
John A. Stokes, Nyack. Acquired in 1974
Alfonso Sosa, Mexico

Exposed and published:
The Olmec World – Ritual and Domination, The Art Museum, Princeton University, 1995, fig. 239f. ; catalog of the exhibition at the Art Museum, Princeton University, 1995 – 1996; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1996

Height: 4 ¾ inches

Estimate: $ 30,000 – $ 50,000.

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