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AN ENDEARING COLIMA MINATURE HUNCHBACK FIGURE

AN ENDEARING COLIMA MINATURE HUNCHBACK FIGURE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1332932

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Culture: Colima Origin: West Mexico Age: Ca. 300 B.C. - 300 A.D. Description: A pale tan minature female hunchback figure measuring 3 3/4” in height by 2 1/2” at the widest point by 2” in depth. The figure is sporting an ecstatic smile. Extended arms are resting on her folded legs. Her eyes and brows are slightly raised and her hands are well defined and detailed. She is adorned with a bracelet on each wrist, large ear spools, and substantial circular nose ornaments. She has a fan shaped deeply incised hairdo swept severely to the right side. The Colima Culture held in great esteem malformed humans because they felt that the gods created them as special beings with supernatural powers. They were often top advisors to the rulers and lords. This may help to explain her extreme portrayal of joy. A heartwarming creation from ancient times.