From: Mexico (Central America) | Colima

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 66-30-20
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Early Classical
Provenience Mexico (Central America) | Colima
Culture Area Central American
Date Made 200-400 CE
Section American
Materials Ceramic
Iconography Shaman

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.

Height 6.7 cm
Length 13.2 cm
Width 13.7 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Carlo Gay, Teochita, Inc., 1966
Other Number TEO 831 - Dealer's Number

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