Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A pair of fabulously whimsical pottery flats created in the style known as gingerbread for obvious reasons. Both are of similar heights with characteristically elongated heads and limbs. The male is adorned with an applied loin cloth and incised ties, ear and nose ornaments, and a pointed (perhaps avian) headdress. The other figure dons a magnificent, seven-pointed headdress, a relatively simple pectoral, incised markings across the front and back of the torso perhaps indicative of clothing or body scarification/paint, as well as ear and nose ornaments. The surfaces of both are covered with root marks and mineral deposits! Size: both measure approximately 6.75" H (17.1 cm), one a hair taller than the other
Condition: One with arm reattached, else quite excellent
Provenance: Ex-John Piscopo Collection, San Diego, CA
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