An aesthetically appealing Remojadas “Sonriente” torso. Their joyous-looking facial expressions are not clear to scholars. Some speculate their grin may represent a drug-induced euphoric state just before sacrifice. Hollow ceramic body. He wears an open garment with a loin cloth. Headdress, ear ornament, and beaded necklace. Fragmented figure with no restoration. Old mounting adhesive on back. South Central Veracruz, Mexico ca. 600 – 900 A.D.
This is a scarce, uniquely sized piece. The majority of these hollowed body figures are produced much larger. It is seldom made at this size.
Measures 6.25″ in height. Approx. 8″ on wooden stand (included).
An impressive piece that will display nicely in your collection.
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