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The Genius Of Man
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CULTURE: Colima ORIGIN: West Mexico DATE: 100 B. C. - 200 A. D The solid female figure stands 10 1/2" in height. She is sitting with legs tucked under and is wearing a wrap around skirt with complex designs denoted in white accents. She is holding a cup in her hand. She is highly ornamented with tatooing on the upper shoulders, round ear spools,a multi-strand necklace, arm bands,and a fancy headdress with a band holding her hair in place. The male figure stands 9 3/4" in height. He has his right hand on his highly ornamented drum and is blowing an ocarina with his left. His ornamention is complex with large ear spools, tatooing on the shoulders,a single strand necklace and a high headpiece with white striping and a horseshoe shaped upper piece decorated with white circles. Both pieces have numerous dendrites attesting to their great age. Former Lands Beyond Gallery.The overall impression is one of calmness and tranquility. An unsurpassed example of the type. A winsome solid molded Jalisco Couple sit calmly together playing their musical instruments. The femal is 10 1/2" in height.