Colima Terracotta Reclinatorio - CK.0138,Origin: Western Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 9.5" (24.1cm) high x 9.125" (23.2cm) wide x 8.5" (21.6cm) depth,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Colima, Medium: Terracotta. The Colima are perhaps the most unusual stylistic subgroup of the West Mexican Tomb Shaft cultures. Characterized by a warm, red glaze, the figures are very measured and conservative, while at the same time displaying a great competence of line. Colima reclinatorios are a particularly remarkable achievement – curvilinear yet geometric assemblages of intersecting planes and enigmatic constructions in the semi-abstract. Hints of their social order can also be glimpsed in pieces depicting hunchbacks and other unusual characters. However, perhaps their most charming creations are the sculptures of obese dogs.
Ancient Central America & Mexico