Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A fine example of a hand-built Colima warrior figure standing atop attenuated legs and arched feet. The warrior wears a thick waistband and loin cloth, ankle and wrist bands, thick shoulder pads, and a diagonal strap around the shoulders which holds a formidable spiked-headed mace on the verso. A form-fitting helmet with a prominent crest rests atop the characteristically-minimalist head, and a mouthpiece for a whistle on top produces a high-pitched tone when played. Size: 1.625" L x 1.8" W x 3.625" H (4.1 cm x 4.6 cm x 9.2 cm); 4.6" H (11.7 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: private southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s
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