Chinesco Seated Female Figure, Type B,
Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250
Earthenware with reddish-brown slip and painted highlights
height 10 3/4in (27.3cm)
Private Collection, Beverly Hills, acquired in the 1960s
Seated on her knees with slender arms resting on her pregnant belly, her shoulders decorated with tattoos and wearing a painted necklace, her face with nose rings and characteristic meditative expression with diminutive slit eyes; the reddish-brown slip highlighted with remnants of a band of painted "X" design on the back.