Jalisco Sculpture of a Seated Man - PF.1475,Origin: Western Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 17.25" (43.8cm) high,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Jalisco,Medium: Terracotta. The very finest figural art reveals more than just the appearance of an ancient people: it offers a glimpse into their soul. In the expression, the pose, the attitude of a sculpture, we can detect the hopes, passions and dreams that guided a vanished culture. At times, these images seem exotic, distant, rare as a jungle flower. Sometimes they hit us with the shock of recognition: we realize that the essentials of human existence have changed little with the centuries. This superb figure of unusual size was placed in an ancient tomb to accompany the deceased through eternity and to convey the grief of the living. Though he remains mute, we feel he communicates important facts about the world that created him.
Ancient Central America & Mexico