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Tala-Tonalá Style Jalisco Terracotta Sculpture of a Standing Bear - PF.2273
Origin: Jalisco, Mexico
Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD
Dimensions: 4.75" (12.1cm) high x 2.5" (6.4cm) wide
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

$1,700.00
Location: United States
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This delightful sculpture reflects the humor with which Ancient Mexican artists often infused their work. It depicts a bear standing upright, as if assuming anthropomorphic qualities. It is difficult to say whether this reflects some spiritual notion such as a bear paying homage to a great hunter, or whether this is simply the image of a pet bear trained to stand on its hind legs. When we find ourselves charmed by this amusing image, we share our pleasures with those who first beheld it centuries ago. - (PF.2273)

 

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