Lot 22

Three-legged Siamese figure, their faces facing each other with an angry expression
Their bodies have generous shapes associated with a concept of fertility or fecundity. In pre-Columbian America, people with congenital deformities (hunchbacks, Siamese, dwarves, etc.) were not considered to be fertile.In pre-Columbian America, people with congenital deformities (hunchbacks, Siamese, dwarves, etc.) were considered to be destined to become powerful shamans or magicians and were therefore worshipped by the people as such
Polychrome terracotta, slight wear of the decoration, traces of manganese oxide
Chupicuaro style, Guanajuato region, Mexico
16 x 32 cm

Provenance: Ulrich Hoffmann, Alt Amerika, Stuttgart
A thermoluminescence test will be given to the purchaser

Location of the item
Belgique - 1040 - bruxelles