Two Pre-Columbian Colima Figures, A Standing Male Pihuamo Type & A Colima Dog Late Preclassic to Protoclassic 300 BC-AD 250,

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Seller: anthro-art (273) 100%, Location: Laguna Beach, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 273872324389 A BOY AND HIS DOG: Two Pre-Columbian Colima Figures, A Standing Male Pihuamo Type & A Colima/Jalisco Dog, Protoclassic ca. 100 B.C. to A.D. 250, for the Boy; Late Preclassic to Protoclassic, 300-100 B.C. for the Dog. These hollow Colima standing figures of the Pihuamo Style as well as the archaic Colima/Jalisco Volcan type, date to the Protoclassic Period of the West Mexican sculptural tradition, ca. 100 B.C. to A.D. 250, with the dog reflecting an earlier period. This male figure wearing a wide headband, large recessed ear-spools, and armlets with a wraparound serape worn across his torso, but nude below the waist, holds both hands upon each hip. He has a determined, even defiant facial expression, and the oval hole on the backside top of the head reveals the hollowness of this fellow. His burnished red slip contrasts with the various features, and has extensive surface inclusions of manganese oxide overall. The dog has the bulging eyes typical of the “dish-face” flat figures of Late Preclassic Colima on the border of Jalisco. The tongue protrudes from the open mouth, and the ears are perked. The reddish-brown slip is decorated with remains of white pigment enhancing the dog’s bulbous sides and the protruding spine ending in an upturned tail, standing on sturdy conically-shaped legs. There is one small vent in the top of the head, one vent in the front of the neck, and two small vent holes drilled on top of the back. Ancient deposits of manganese oxide, dendritic inclusions, and root markings are visible in various locations over this object. FSA:EA Comparisons: Please see: "Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima: The Proctor Stafford Collection", by M. Kan, C. Meighan, & H.B. Nicholson, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1989, for related examples of figures of this type in the Colima Section. Provenance: This figure was de-acquisitioned from the La Jolla, California David & Ursula Fairchild Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. This collection was formed during the 1960s-’70s. This object was purchased from M.C. Cole, Val Verde in Donna or Mc Allen, Texas in 1972. This figure was formally appraised by Stendahl Gallery, Hollywood, California in 1982. Our low overhead allows us to offer quality objects at well below market prices. Every object is sold with an unconditional guarantee of authenticity, which never expires. This figure may be viewed by appointment in the Los Angeles or South Orange County area. Height: Man: Approx. 6.2 in. ( 15.8 cm.); Height: Dog: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm.); Length: 4.2 in. (10.7 cm.). Condition: Both of these interesting figurines are unbroken and in excellent condition. There is a chip on the back of the heel of the man, and the tip of the dog’s tail is chipped. About Anthropos Fine Art Founded in 1976 in the Los Angeles area as the Anthropos Gallery, specializing in Ancient and Tribal sculpture from the Old as well as the New World: Egyptian, Mediterranean, Pre-Columbian, and North American Indian and Eskimo Art, we are now exhibiting at the brick and mortar location of 860 Glenneyre Street, Suite 2, in Laguna Beach, California 92651. Appointments are always best for specific viewings. Our primary focus is on the art of the western coastal regions of North America: the ancient sculpture of West Mexico, the antique art of the Pacific Northwest Coast, the art of the early California cultures, and the related Art of the Southwest. We also feature selected Egyptian and Mediterranean antiquities from our collection. We are members of ATADA (Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association), based in Santa Fe, NM, and L.A. Tribal (Los Angeles, CA) and are committed to scholarship and the highest ethical standards. We are always seeking quality works of art. Condition: Excellent condition with one chip on the man's heel, and one chip on the tip of the dog's tail., Material: Pottery sculpture, Provenance: Ownership History Available, A BOY AND HIS DOG.: Pihuamo Type Man from Colima

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