PRECOLUMBIAN RECTANGULAR MASK (S) Calima Colombia

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Seller: precolumbianceramics (1,059) 100%, Location: Boca Raton, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372653662043 This is a reproduction of an original piece from the Calima culture, which flourished between 1500 BC-1600 AD in what is the valley region between the Calima and Dagua Rivers, that flow to the Pacific. The first culture, known as Ilama, were farmers and excellent potters. Later, a culture known as Yotoco developed. They were excellent at adapting the land for farming, fantastic goldsmiths and exceptional artists. Masks were used often, as an element of expression of the thousand faces we use to intimidate, imitate, ridicule and dominate, in daily life, and to posess powers for rituals and hunt or battle. Little is known about these cultures that occupied the area in and near Colombia. The Calima were excellent goldsmiths and ceramists, the pieces that have survived are of extraordinary beauty. Because of the abundance of gold in the area, once the Spaniards arrived, whole groups were wiped out to loot the treasures. The legend of El Dorado fueled more and more exploration. Even today, burial grounds can be discovered and pillaged, leaving little to study. Ceramics that remain today are from tombs, and are ceremonial in their use, representing rituals and events in their lives. Governments have now made international trade of these original pieces illegal. As we piece together bits left behind, we can begin to see cultures that were quite amazing, and begin to see how our world is not as large as we often believe. These pieces pay homage to those cultures. They are faithfully reproduced from originals, hand crafted by applying the same techniques and the same natural materials used by ancient potters in its elaboration and decoration. Measurements: 3” wide, 3 1/2" high. Ceramic, polychromatic.g Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Condition: New

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