Colima Terracotta Globular Bowl - PF.0831,Origin: Western Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 4.5" (11.4cm) high x 6.25" (15.9cm) wide,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Colima,Medium: Terracotta. Colima is famous for having produced superb burnished ceramics in brilliant orange-red slip. The art of making a bowl such as this one requires talent, experience and a refined appreciation for structural form. The sides of the vessel expand beyond the base, then narrow to the rim, which is a near perfect circle. There is sense of absolute balance and harmony beautifully contained within itself, like a natural product of the earth. Its beauty lies in its unadorned simplicity; unassuming yet sophisticated, elemental yet profound, with a very gentle human touch.
Ancient Central America & Mexico