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Veracruz Pottery Shaman Vessel

Veracruz Pottery Shaman Vessel


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1182427

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Veracruz Pottery Shaman Vessel, Remojadas, Classic, Mexico, ca. 450-650 CE. Unusual double chambered form, Shaman figure with upraised right arm and diminutive legs emerging from the sides. High shaven forehead and wearing a loop nose ring and earrings. Chest protected by a shield. Painted reddish brown and buff. Some repair and also damage as seen in photos, otherwise in very good condition. 12 3/4" High. Ex: Sotheby's New York. Remojadas is a name applied to a culture, an archaeological site, as well as an artistic style that flourished on Mexico's Veracruz Gulf Coast from perhaps 100 BCE to 800 CE. The Remojadas culture is considered part of the larger Classic Veracruz culture. In his 1957 book on Mesoamerican art, Miguel Covarrubias speaks of Remojadas' "magnificent hollow figures with expressive faces, in majestic postures and wearing elaborate paraphernalia indicated by added clay elements.