Colima Incense Burner - PF.1430,Origin: Western Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 13.75" (34.9cm) high,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Colima,Medium: Terracotta. Even in a world that has outgrown superstition, the potent magic of this brazier is immediately evident. Centuries ago, the people of ancient Mexico burned incense in it to win the favor of their gods. As the smoke rose heavenward through the holes, it carried with it the hopes and desires of ancient lives. Its symbols are those of primal deities, the snake and the jaguar, whose worship is older than memory. In its presence, we are reminded of questions that progress has failed to answer about man’s place in the universe. There are still forces over which we have no control, and things we cannot explain. This powerful incensario brings us face to face with those eternal questions.
Ancient Central America & Mexico