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Zapotec Urn Depicting a Deity - PF.0850
Origin: Oaxaca, Mexico
Circa: 300 AD to 600 AD
Dimensions: 9.25" (23.5cm) high
Catalogue: V4
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Location: UAE
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This magnificent deity image is formed around a cylindrical urn which was intended to hold food or drink offerings to the deceased. The fabulously attired God is seated - awesome but not without benevolence - as if expecting the homage of worshippers who vanished long ago.We are inclined to show him the utmost respect, not being quite certain over which realms he might still hold sway. A superb example of Zapotec art which reaches deep into the subconscious of the beholder. - (PF.0850)


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