Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Pre-Columbian Art : Nayarit Art : Nayarit Sculpture of a Woman Carrying a Vessel
Click to view original image.
Nayarit Sculpture of a Woman Carrying a Vessel - PF.1358
Origin: Western Mexico
Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD
Dimensions: 8.75" (22.2cm) high x 5.5" (14.0cm) wide
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Style: Nayarit
Medium: Terracotta

$6,000.00
Location: United States
Purchase
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Description
As frequently happens in Pre-Columbian art, this fascinating woman reveals important facts about life and death in her ancient world. Created as a tomb offering, she depicts a mourner making another kind of offering altogether. Pots such as she bears on her shoulder, filled with food and drink, would have been part of the grave gifts placed in the same tomb. The sorrowful look on her face reveals her ultimate purpose: to express the eternal grief of the woman who placed her in the grave. Such feelings are universal, transcending all cultural boundaries. To look upon this powerful figure is to realize the human bond we share with the culture that shaped her so long ago. - (PF.1358)

 

Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2019 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved

contact-form@barakatgallery.com - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting