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Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A fine warrior figure standing nude behind a hefty tower shield. The figure holds a small club in one outstretched arm and stands atop delineated legs and arching feet. Discoid eyes, a pinched nose, and a slender mouth comprise the minimalist visage, and the face is wrapped with a bifurcated strap for the forked finial - which doubles as the whistle mouthpiece - above. When blown, the whistle emits a high-pitched sound. Size: 2.875" W x 5.75" H (7.3 cm x 14.6 cm).
Provenance: private Massachusetts, USA collection of Kahlil and Jean Gibran. Kahlil Gibran (1922-2008, also known as Kahlil George Gibran) was a successful mid-20th century Magic Realist painter and sculptor.
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