Jalisco Sculpture of a Seated Man Holding a Scepter and an Offering Bowl - PF.4368,Origin: Western Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 2.75" (7.0cm) high x 2.25" (5.7cm) wide,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Jalisco,Medium: Terracotta. The artists of Jalisco are well known for creating objects with a very personal and natural quality. Their art is often of ordinary people, sometimes depicted working at domestic chores. The simplicity of design and occasional humorous touches are instantly endearing. This adorable character immediately engages us in conversation. He leans slightly to the side as if he hasn't quite heard what was said. Or perhaps, he is about to make a witty remark. Without a stitch of clothes on he is completely relaxed. A soft hat sits nonchalantly on his head with a tassel flowing down the back. He has such compassion in his eyes; he is like an old friend, a reliable buddy; and someone always willing to listen.
Ancient Central America & Mexico