Sculpture of a man from Colima

€2,400
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AR3051
A fine example of the peculiar art and famous pottery from Colima on the west coast of today's Mexico. 200 BC to 400 AD, including TL test.
Object: Sculpture of a man from Colima

Material: Clay with reddish slip and remains of black and red paint.

Period: 200 BC to 400 AD.
The date was verified by a thermoluminescence analysis by laboratory Kotalla from 2017. The report comes with this object.

Description:    Sculpture of a standing man made of clay with reddish slip and remains of black paint. The stocky figure carries a sack on its back that is attached to its head. It holds an oar in the right hand. The red painted collar is striking. The man once wore earrings, as can be seen from the pierced earlobes.
A fine example of the peculiar art and famous pottery from Colima on the west coast of today's Mexico.

Dimensions: 37.5cm height.

Condition: Right forearm and object in hand added, head and left foot restored. Two tiny holes from TL-Test. Remnants of the original paint on the entire body. Overall great impression and imposing due to size and condition.

Provenance: Acquired by us in 2020 on the German art market. Previously in the German private collection of Dr. W. G. Sold at Gorny & Mosch auction 248 of 2017 June 30th, lot no. 617. Previously in the German private collection of Professor Dr. Günther Marschall (1913 - 1997). Acquired at Lempertz auction house, Cologne/Koeln in auction 490 from 1966, lot no. 1931.

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