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Large Authentic Pre-Columbian Colima Culture Seated Male Figure 12.8 inches tall circa 300 BCE-300 CE- with COA and Provenance

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arge Authentic Pre-Columbian Colima Culture (present day Western-Coast of Mexico) seated male figure artifact dating from the proto-Classic period (300BC-300 AD). Elegant redware artifact with beautiful patina and manganese deposits. Stately pottery figure depicting a serene man seated with bent legs upon a pair of posterior spikes. Highly burnished and adorned with red and red-orange slip, the figure presents with both arms resting upon his thighs, his feet outstretched and spread out, as he leans forward with rounded shoulders and a slightly curved back. The elongated head exhibits a pair of slit-form, coffee bean-shaped eyes, a triangular nose with broad nostrils, a narrow mouth, and ears adorned with multiple rings each, all beneath a tall forehead surmounted by a finely incised cap. A vent hole atop the head enabled heat to escape during the firing process. Size: 7.1" W x 12.8" H (18 cm x 33.2 cm). Excellent province with certificate of Authenticity (see below). 

Provenance: Comes with certificate of authenticity from well respected gallery (where it was purchased) that deals in Antiquities. further provenance private Lumberton, Texas, USA collection.

Condition: Professionally restored from multiple pieces with new material on both arms and areas of both shoulders, neckline, body, and posterior, and resurfacing with overpainting along new material and break lines. Nicks to head, body, feet, and posterior spikes, with fading to pigment in scattered areas, and light encrustations within some recessed areas. Nice remains of pigment in most areas.

Released from private collection that has sold in New York City galleries as well as top auction houses-Guaranteed Authentic as described.

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.

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