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Authentic Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE Pre-Columbian Seated Figure Artifact w/ Certificate of Authenticity and Provenance-

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Authentic Pre-Columbian Nayarit Culture statue dating from Protoclassic Period, ca. 300 BCE to 350 CE. Exquisitely made and highly burnished terracotta figure shown with a recognizably somber attitude and a traditional pose of mourning. The nude figure sits with both legs outstretched and arms folded as the elbows rest on the knees. A series of raised dots representing ceremonial scarification adorns each shoulder, while an applied collar necklace rests below the head. An opening on the top of the figure's back serves as a vent hole for the firing process. Capped with an elaborate coiffure or headdress comprised of three striated cords, the ancient figure's woeful visage is further embellished with impressed eyes, a large nose with a septum adornment, and an open, wailing mouth, all flanked by two ears adorned with embellishments. The body is painted with deep red and black pigments. Size: 5 7/16" H (13.81 cm). Piece has beautiful patina with areas of earthen and manganese mineral deposits throughout. Free domestic shipping! Comes with certificate of authenticity from well respected gallery (where it was purchased) that deals in Antiquities. further provenance private collection San Francisco, California, USA collection, acquired from 1970s to 2000s Released from private collection that has sold in New York City galleries as well as top auction-Guaranteed Authentic All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. Returns & exchanges Refunds and Exchanges We accept returns within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking or insured.