Fine Vera Cruz Pottery Smiling Sonriente

13340. Fine Vera Cruz Pottery Smiling Sonriente

Gulf coast of Mexico, Remojadas, Ca. 600 to 800 AD.

Hollow molded buff terracotta standing with hands held up, wearing ceremonial garb: necklace, chest wrapping, loincloth, earclips and headdress. A fine face with almond shaped eyes, triangular nose, and mouth slightly parted with fleshy lips. Size: 14 inches H. + custom mount.
For more on Vera cruz see Ancient Art of Vera cruz, Ethnic Arts Council of L.A., 1971.
Also see Ceremonial Sculpture of Ancient Vera cruz, Hillwood Art Center, Long Island University, 1987.

$2,750


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