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Veracruz Terracotta Seated Female, El Faisan

Veracruz Terracotta Seated Female, El Faisan

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1338291

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Veracruz Seated Terracotta Female Figure, El Faisan style, Early Classic 250 - 450 CE. Seated with legs crossed with hands gently placed on knees. Ears are plugged and wearing large headdress. Professional repair to left leg, otherwise in excellent condition. 15" x 10" x 10". Ex: Sotheby's New York, previously from the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Allen Alperton. Allen Alperton Art collector was born in the Bronx, Al studied stage design before serving in the Army during WWII. He worked in advertising in NYC and lived in Massapequa, NY, for 40 years. Al's passion and avocation was collecting art. He early recognized the beauty and abstract expression of African primitive art. Known for his expert eye, he inspired many collectors and helped establish and influence primitive art dealers. His African and pre-Columbian art was displayed in museums around the world. He and Mattie shared a passion for collecting and decorating and always made their home a beautiful and welcoming place. In 1996, Al and Mattie moved to San Francisco, where he was active in the American Decorative Arts Forum, the Fine Arts Museums of SF, Temple Emanu-El and the Fromm Institute at USF. He enjoyed life by focusing on what was beautiful and made his way through this world with good humor and love. Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Mar. 16, 2007