Coahuayana Style Colima Terracotta Vessel in the Form of a Seated Woman - PF.0722,Origin: Colima, Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 18" (45.7cm) high,Catalogue: V2,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Coahuayana,Medium: Terracotta. This large woman with ritually scarred shoulders sits for her protrait with the majestic air of a village queen. She is seated on a small four- legged stool, but her regal demeanor gives it the importance of a throne. In the West, royal portraits frequently emphasize the wealth and splendor of the sitter's clothes; this woman presents herself as proudly naked, certain that her attitude alone will convince us of her royal position in the world.
Ancient Central America & Mexico