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* A Veracruz Remojadas Coast Watcher, ca. 450 - 650 AD

PT1802

A seated female figure, known as a" coast watcher," positioned with her hands to her folded legs, wearing elaborate coiffure and headband, ear ornaments, wrist cuffs, and serpent necklace.  Black bitumen paint highlights her hair and headband.  Incised markings suggest body scarification on her front and arms.  Known as "coast watchers," figures of this type were said to have been placed along the shoreline to watch for invaders.

Dimensions: Height: 4 1/2 inches (11.43 cm), Width: 3 inches (7.62 cm)

Condition: Intact and in good condition overall.

Provenance:   Private California collection acquired from Adeon Gallery, Chicago,  prior to 1970.


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