Jalisco Seated Female,
Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250
height 8in (2.5cm)
Unslipped earthenware with reddish-orange and cream paint
Helen Schneider, New York
Jack Wexler Collection, Great Neck, New York, acquired from the above in ca. 1960
Private Collection, California
This rather voluptuous female sits trancelike, wearing a skirt, necklace and hat and is holding a bowl on her lap with her left hand which gently curls around the cup; an unusually fine work with most of the original paint intact.