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Figurine

Object Number:
66-30-20
Current Location:
Mexico and Central America Gallery
Culture:
Early Classical
Provenience:
Mexico (Central America)
Colima
Culture Area:
Central America
Date Made:
200-400 Ad
Early Date:
200
Late Date:
400
Section:
American
Materials:
Ceramic
Iconography:
Shaman
Description:
Shaman wrestling. 2 almost identical figurines (except that on one the breasts are slightly shown, may indicate a female-sex otherwise indeterminable). Both wear pointed caps with a horn-like protrusion in middle of one and to the side of the other. Nose plugs, earplugs, necklace. Appliqued band 3/4 around waist and skirt with incised linear decoration, present on both figurines. Figures attached at waist. Although in sitting positions they are only free-standing when "male" figure is set lying on his back. Upper-most figure has additional incisions across hips on back of skirt. Hands stroke opposite figure's "horns". Legs crossed and tapering.
Credit Line:
Purchased from Carlo Gay, Teochita, Inc.
Other Number:
TEO831   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mayan Gallery (1954 - 2001)
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Mesoamerican Gallery (23 Mar 2001)
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