Description
KNEELING WOMAN
Culture Jalisco, Western Mexico
Protoclassical, 100 BC-250 AD.
H. 36 cm - W. 29 cm
Light beige and brick-red slip ceramic, ornamental painting
black, lightly varnished surface
She's shirtless, wearing a simple skirt, hands exaggeratedly
developed resting on the thighs. Beautiful body painting
running up and down the arms and chest. Head clear of the shoulders showing a
very classic face in the Jalisco culture: bulging eyes with a very classic
heavy eyelids framing a long straight nose with dilated nostrils,
half-opened mouth with lipstick, skull ritually deformed
backwards, hair incised. (Surface wear due to moisture)
Provenance:
- Alfred Stendhal Gallery, Los Angeles, 1960s
- Franco Monti Collection
Exhibition/Publication :
- Arte Precolombiana, Mesoamerica, Galleria Milano, Milan, exhibition
from January to April 1967, described under No. 20
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KNEELING WOMAN
Culture Jalisco, Western Mexico
Protoclassical, 100 BC-250 AD.
H. 36 cm - W. 29 cm
Light beige and brick-red slip ceramic, ornamental painting
black, lightly varnished surface
She's shirtless, wearing a simple skirt, hands exaggeratedly
developed resting on the thighs. Beautiful body painting
running up and down the arms and chest. Head clear of the shoulders showing a
very classic face in the Jalisco culture: bulging eyes with a very classic
heavy eyelids framing a long straight nose with dilated nostrils,
half-opened mouth with lipstick, skull ritually deformed
backwards, hair incised. (Surface wear due to moisture)
Provenance:
- Alfred Stendhal Gallery, Los Angeles, 1960s
- Franco Monti Collection
Exhibition/Publication :
- Arte Precolombiana, Mesoamerica, Galleria Milano, Milan, exhibition
from January to April 1967, described under No. 20