This standing female holding a baby is exceedingly rare among Chinesco females. A classic example of the Type 'C', her tan-cream slip with red and black slip decoration are part of an intricate geometric decoration above the waist both front and back. The face with its nose ring sports tattooing including red circles enclosed by black concentric circles. The tiny baby is nestled in the right arm loop with its black hair. Below the ornamental upper torso there lies a loin cloth illustrated by black cross-hatching. The backside seems equally interesting, as an eagle-like image below a chevron with its head turned to the right. The bichrome necklace adds contrast to the overall decoration.$5950
Lagunillas (Chinesco type), West Coast Culture., Nayarit, Mexico in the region of Compestela., Protoclassic, circa 100 B.C. to A.D. 250.
H 10.5IN x W 4.8IN
H 26.67CM x W 12.192CM
Ex-Collection of Alicia Englebert, Hueytown, Alabama & Tucson, Arizona. Inherited from her grandfather who collected it in Huston, Texas during the 1960s (Related to Meza Family).