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Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, Protoclassic Period, ca. 100 BCE to 250 CE. A fine, hand-built terracotta warrior figure standing upon a pair of delineated legs with arched feet. The schematized figure wears an intricate loin cloth and belt around his abdomen and groin, arm and wrist bands, an applied necklace, large ear ornaments, and a flap over his posterior. Coffee-bean-shaped eyes, a prominent pinched nose, a slender mouth, triangular ears, and a wide brow compose the minimalist visage, all beneath a twisted, impressed, and pointed headdress. Traces of the original red-orange slip cover the face and headdress, suggesting the entire figure was once enveloped in color. Custom museum-quality display stand included. Size: 4.25" W x 7.625" H (10.8 cm x 19.4 cm); 8" H (20.3 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private Morton Schiowitz collection, Geneva, Switzerland then New York, USA, acquired in the 1960s while living in Switzerland and then by descent to present owner
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Repairs to right leg, left foot, posterior flap, right arm, and head, with losses to area of headdress points. Surface wear commensurate with age, small nicks and chips to arms, legs, body, and head, with fading to some pigmentation, and light roughness across most surfaces. Nice earthen and mineral deposits throughout.