Tuxcacuesco-Ortices Style Colima Sculpture of Man with Large Ear Spool - PF.2410,Origin: Colima, Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 100 BCDimensions: 7.25" (18.4cm) high x 3.25" (8.3cm) wide,Collection: Pre-ColumbianStyle: Tuxcacuesco-Ortices,Medium: Terracotta. One of the most exciting Pre-Columbian art styles belongs to a group of people who lived in the pacific region of Ancient Mexico, close to the 13,000-foot-high Volcano, "Colima." Here, artisans modeled in sand-colored clay a rich assortment of figures, a striking example of which is revealed in this male figure. In a standing position with thin arms joined together and held at the waist, the flattened figure stares out at us with beady eyes. His large sculpted; large ears spools and a turbaned head frame ornamented nose, and gaping mouth. Beaded jewelry around his neck and a decorated loin cloth combine with painted incised decorations to give this elaborate figure a most distinctive appearance, offering us a glimpse back into a vanished world whose expressiveness is still experienced today.
Ancient Central America & Mexico