Pre-Columbian Terra Cotta Female Figure Colima West Mexico 100 Bc - 300 Ad

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Seller: gjpaw ✉️ (644) 100%, Location: Chicago, Illinois, US, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 332389352345 PRE-COLUMBIAN TERRA COTTA FEMALE FIGURE COLIMA WEST MEXICO 100 BC - 300 AD . GJPaw Auctions is pleased to offer a Pre-Columbian terracotta Standing Female Figure, from the Colima culture, West Mexico. The area known archaeologically as West Mexico has long been recognized as a region of beautiful ceramic "shaft tomb" sculptures, manifestations of a reverence for ancestors and a belief in the power of symbolism. These traits are recognized as characteristic of the cultural development of the region during the period from 300 B.C. to 400 A.D., the time of the Colima culture. Colima is best known for its finely finished red burnished effigies, both of humans and animals, especially dogs, and the solid small unburnished figurines, commonly called Colima flats. Although West Mexican shaft tomb sculptures appear not to have representations of deities there is evidence that they represent a series of important rites of passage, such as funerals, marriages, and initiations. Figures such as this one were meant to accompany the deceased in the afterlife, where in a shaft tomb they would function as symbols of social position for commemoration and spiritual continuity. This beautifully modeled, standing female figure is depicted with arms spread, head adornment, necklace and a beautifully modeled dress finished in a separate color. It measures 5.5 inches in width by 2 inches in depth by 8 inches in height (13.9 cm by 5.08 cm by 20.3 cm). The figure shows wear consistent with a Pre-Columbian dating, but generally is in very good condition, including a repair to the proper left hand. Guaranteed authentic, it would make a superb addition to any collection of Pre-Columbian ceramics. GJPaw Auctions has been in the Art business for over 25 years and is now expanding its operation to eBay. Our goal is to bring the same experience and excitement of collecting that we have been delivering in-person to collectors across the globe at Primitive in Chicago. Every object we sell online has been carefully hand-selected with special attention to detail, quality, and significance. We ship worldwide. Add GJPaw to Sellers you Follow and please take a moment to look at our other auction items. A010827-374 Condition: See listing, Color: Multi-Color, Maker: Colima, Material: Terracota, Original/Reproduction: Original

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