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Colima Female Figure, Pre-Columbian West Mexico
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A Colima female figure from Pre-Columbian West Mexico, circa 200 B.C. 200 A.D. This example measures approximately 6 1/2 tall by about 3 1/4 wide (item alone, un-mounted), and about 7 1/2 tall mounted on the custom display stand (included).

This figure depicts a regal looking, nude female with arms extended outward and downward, possibly in a gesture that once had meaning to the ancient inhabitants of the region. She is shown wearing an interesting hairstyle and/or cap, with a long ponytail or tassel extending down her back. She also wears a necklace with a single pendant, and what is typically interpreted as ritual scarification / beautification on both shoulders.

Condition: Intact except for a single re-glued break at the hip of her left leg. Otherwise, expected minor losses, abrasions, chips, weathering and wear, with heavy mineral and sediment deposits remaining.

Provenance: Former Lynn Langdon collection, USA. Collected pre-1970.


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