Tuxcacuesco-Ortices Style Colima Terracotta Sculpture of a Standing Man - PF.2742,Origin: Colima, Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 5.125" (13.0cm) high x 2.5" (6.4cm) wide,Collection: Pre-ColumbianStyle: Tuxcacuesco-Ortices,Medium: Terracotta. This small solid clay figurine is characteristically typical of the Tuxcuesco-Ortices type found in the shaft tombs of Colima. The male figure stands alert with his long shapeless arms crossed over his chest. His body, slender and thin in profile is modestly adorned. A loincloth is delicately incised with two appliquéd tassels. The figure wears a simple necklace. Other appliquéd features include the coffee bean shaped eyes, parted lips, simple ear ornaments, and hair indicated by parallel-incised lines. We can imagine this figure as he once rested among the dead in an ancient shaft tomb. His form and modeling is simple, but his purpose in the next world was great.
Ancient Central America & Mexico