BEAUTIFUL REPRESENTATION OF A SITTING SHAMAN
Colima Culture, Western Mexico
Protoclassical, 100 BC-250 AD.
H. 37 cm - L. 23 cm
Brick red slip ceramic with glazed surface and calcareous deposit
Man seated, right leg raised with forearm raised.
holding a hollow instrument in his hand, with his left leg fixed on the
ground where the hand comes to rest. He wears on his left side, a kind of
bag placed on the shoulder and held by a collar fixed on the shoulders.
Very expressive head showing a face with closed eyes framing a long
aquiline nose with the presence of a small closed mouth. On the sides,
ears pierced to the day, the forehead is covered with two pastille bands
holding a truncated-cone shamanic horn. On the top of the skull,
small oval opening. (Good general condition, slight surface wear)
- Alfred Stendhal Gallery, Los Angeles, 1960s
- Franco Monti Collection
- Arte Precolombiana, Mesoamerica, Galleria Milano, Milan, exhibition
from January to April 1967, described and photographed under n°13