Colima Sculpture of a Standing Figure - PF.1445,Origin: Western Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 9.125" (23.2cm) high,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Colima,Medium: Terracotta. With graceful abstraction, the artist has captured the essence of the human figure. Save for the nose, not a single feature is articulated, yet we can sense the spiritual energy of a real person. It is as if the hands that held it long ago the hands of the potter and those of the mourner who offered it as a funerary gift—transferred their thoughts and emotions directly into the clay. Stripped of any unnecessary detail, it radiates a life force that can be understood universally in any time and by any culture.
Ancient Central America & Mexico