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Pre-Columbian Art / San Juanito Style Jalisco Seated Man with an Object in His Mouth - PF.5025
Origin: Western Mexico
Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD
Dimensions: 10.5" (26.7cm) high x 7.5" (19.1cm) wide
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta


Additional Information: sold

Location: United States
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Seated with elbows on his knees, this naked male figure holds a long object to his mouth. The arms are very long and uniform; shoulders broad, the area around the waist expand at the navel where the slip line borders cream and red. His elongated head is small in comparison to the rest of the body, with the forehead enlarged in typical Jalisco style. Red slip around the neck gives the impression of clothing and is probably representative of actual body painting. Large earspools comprised of three joined loops adds a touch of ornamentation. The tubular object this fellow is apparently chewing may be a simple vegetable, perhaps a root with hallucinogenic properties as part of ritual ceremony. It may also represent a musical instrument. Whatever he is actually consuming, smoking or playing! This figure possesses considerable charm, personality and uniqueness. - (PF.5025)

 

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