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Colima Standing Female Figure

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Colima Standing Female Figure, 200 AD
Terracotta
6 3/4 in. x 3 3/8 in. x 3/4 in. (17.15 cm x 8.57 cm x 1.91 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 86.12.9


Commentary
Old number: H P5-9.

Marks
No marks aside from the old accession label.

Medium
Cast or hand-built terracotta figure with an orange-yellow slip and red and black paint.

Object Description
Flattened standing female gingerbread figure with a thong or skirt. The figure wears a headdress and a necklace. The arms are foreshortened with incising at the ends for fingers. There is a large, pointed nose and broad shoulders. The figure has an orange-yellow slip and is painted with red and black paints. There is a pattern of chevrons on the legs and some paint on the back. These were placed in tombs for ancestors or used to ask for favors from them.

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