Colima Standing Shaman
Lot 2191A
Colima/Jalisco Dancer,
Late Preclassic, ca. 300 - 100 B.C.
Sold for US$ 3,660 inc. premium
Lot Details
Colima/Jalisco Dancer,
Late Preclassic, ca. 300 - 100 B.C.
height 12in (30.5cm)
standing with legs slightly bent on a rectangular platform base, leaning slightly forward with arms out in a dance pose and large, hypnotic eyes, wearing an elaborate costume consisting of a large bell-shaped headdress with multiple projecting rays and bird head at the front, ring bands around the arms and legs, a shirt with a bow-tie element and flange at the back, a circular neck pendant and double-stand beaded necklace with a thimble-form element at the bottom, holding conical-shaped dance implements in each hand; buff surface with blackened highlights on the shirt; approximately seven of the helmet rays broken and repaired, the bird element on the helmet broken and repaired at the neck.

Provenance:
Private New Jersey Collection, acquired in the 1960's

Cf. Townsend (1998: p. 257)

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