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Large Standing Soriente Figure. Remojadas, Vera Cruz

Large Standing Soriente Figure. Remojadas, Vera Cruz

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Large Standing Soriente Figure. Remojadas, Vera Cruz, Mexico. Circa. 600-900 A.D. 15 ¼ “ x 12” x 3”. Hollow molded terra cotta. He stands with his arms widely spread holding an object of unknown purpose. Typical sloping forehead. Headware has varied well defined designs. He holds a object in his mouth, (often referred to as a hallucinogenic). These figures are thought to be children readied for sacrifice and are often refered to as “Happy Faces”. On old wood stand. Remenants old red and white pigment. Condition: Hairline crack, front right neck. Right arm reattached. Left arm at elbow reattached and repaired. Various breaks around facial area, cheeks and chin repaired. Hairline cracks around feet and legs with repairs. Hairline crack running from headdress to waist on the rear. All hairline cracks are natural and appear stabilized. Provenance: Private Santa Fe, NM. Collection.