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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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Repairs to both legs, with small chips and light adhesive residue along break lines. Losses to areas of shield, mouthpiece, and nose, with light encrustations, and fading to original coloration. Light earthen deposits throughout.

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Colima Pottery Warrior Whistle - ex Kahlil Gibran

Estimate $400 - $600Apr 29
Artemis Gallerybadge TOP RATED
Louisville, CO, USA