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    I run across some weird stuff and bought this figurine this morning. She definitely wouldn’t win a beauty contest but I couldn’t resist. I think it’s a old tourist trinket but who knows? I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Please comment and thanks for any information ahead of time.

    Von

  • #2
    Nice figurines I would have bought them also if I could have afforded them. The lady is interesting because she is using a grinding trough and I have one of those and it is has three legs also.

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    • Von
      Von commented
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      All of the pictures are the same figurine. When you have time post a picture of your figurine. I would like to see it and compare it to the one I have.

      Von

    • willjo
      willjo commented
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      Von I don't have a figurine, I have a grinding trough like she is using

    • Von
      Von commented
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      Well that’s cool! At least it’s made similar to a actual artifact. Thanks for the information.

      Von

  • #3
    you most likely have seen them but I will be glad to post a photo of it here if you would like. I saw them out west at some of the cliff dwellings and I saw this one at my friends flee market both and bought it may or may not be an old artifact.

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      • Tam
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        Holly Molly Johnny !!! Where did you find that ?

      • willjo
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        That is a flee market find and don't know if it is ancient or not. Was supposed to be but you know how that is

      • Von
        Von commented
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        That’s a great Flea Market find and why my wife and I go junking! You just never know what you will find?

        Von

    • #5
      Well? Your right it’s hard to say. Just looking at it I don’t think it’s thousands of years old but it could be hundreds?

      Von

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      • #6
        Well, like you said, it is weird. Lol
        My name is Gary. I live in NE South Dakota

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        • Von
          Von commented
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          Weird yes, but I couldn’t resist. I guess I’m easy because when I find something strange or old I buy it. Maybe someone here will have seen something like it?

          Von

        • SDhunter
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          I think it’s actually unique.

        • Von
          Von commented
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          It is that! I’ve been looking on the net and haven’t found anything quite like it.

      • #7
        I’m just bumping this for information. Someone has to know something about it?

        Von

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        • #8
          That is a cool figurine Von.
          Johnny, your actual grinding table is top notch.
          Bruce
          In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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          • #9
            It looks just like my wife making homemade bread. .

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            • rock ON.
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              She won't appreciate you posting those pics!

            • rock ON.
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              Or my sense of humor.

            • Von
              Von commented
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              Well you should have taken her out!

          • #10
            I hear ya!! LOL

            I was going to ask you if she was angry because of the work, her weird ears or that you hadn’t bought her some decent clothing?

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            • rock ON.
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              No, it's because she thought I was going to take her out for dinner that night.

          • #11
            I’d have bought it too, but I don’t think it’s ancient. All the effigy clay statues I have seen depicting women all had the fertile “earth mother” look to them. Rounded belly, mostly featureless face, large breast. And I believe all of them were sitting cross legged. The only effigy I’ve seen seated with legs not crossed is a Quapaw one called the “Little Man”. He is seated with his knees bunched up in front of him. A friend of mine found it, and it is a thing of true beauty.

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            • #12
              I hear ya but this figurine makes no sense to me? She is working grinding corn or something. She has a normal body, nice hair but looks horribly angry! Overall all she’s disturbing and that’s being nice. I don’t know how old it is but I think it represents something old if that makes sense?

              Von

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              • Jethro355
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                I just showed this to my wife and she studied pre Columbian art in college, and her reaction was the same as mine. Something about the body isn’t right. Like it doesn’t go with the head. She said basicly the same thing, that images made to represent women doing anything like preparing food were so stylized, with (using her words, not mine)” big ole breasts and a big ole ass”. The head/face look right, but the hair doesn’t.

                I’m no expert by any means, and I still think it’s a cool piece, no matter what.👍👍

            • #13
              It almost looks like a women’s body with a mans head from colonial times and the powder wigs .

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              • Von
                Von commented
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                Yea I see that too but still have no clue what it represents? I found a few similar figurines on EBay that are said to be from Mexico. I may sell it but I want to know what it is first?

                Von

              • Jethro355
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                The face looks very Central America....
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