Colima Seated Figure with Shell,
Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250
height 17in (42.5cm)
the seated figure with feet connected at the front and torso with raised necklace and vest only covering the right side, the broad shoulders leading to the arms balancing a shell with the left arm and holding another implement raised in the right, the head of ovoid shape wearing a helmet with a flared opening at the top and raised lip in the back and front over ears with pierced holes, the face revealing a trance state with coffee-bean eyes and matching mouth; painted overall in reddish and dark brown.
Private Collection, New York (acquired prior in the 1970's)