Pre-Columbian Colima Standing Female Figure
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1140749
Athens, GA 30605
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A Pre-Columbian figure from the ancient region of West Mexico, circa 200 B.C. – 200 A.D. This example measures about 7” tall (un-mounted, item alone) and about 8” tall (mounted on the custom display stand, included). The figure is that of a female with exposed genitalia (likely emphasized to symbolically represent the general concept of fertility), shown wearing only a headband, upper arm bands and a necklace with a large pendant. She has a long ponytail extending down her back from the rear. One of her arms is resting on her abdomen, while her other arm (partly missing) appears to have been gesturing away from her side.
Condition: intact overall, with loss to part of one arm, as visible in the photos. The tip of one leg appears to have been re-glued from a very clean break (almost impossible to notice). Otherwise, minor wear weathering, chips and abrasions overall. Sediment deposits and root marks remain overall, attesting to the age and authenticity of this example.
Provenance: Former Lynn Langdon collection, USA. Collected pre-1970.