Colima Curled Dog, Ancient West Mexico Pre-Columbian Art

P-2577 A Fine Colima Standing Female Figure, Coahuayana Valley style,

Burnished reddish buff color. Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. to A.D. 250.

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This nude standing female, holding a small bowl in each hand in a gesture of offering, has a deeply ridged and plaited coiffure, a necklace with two "medallions", appliquéd shoulder pellets, lidded "diamond-eye" style eyes, and pierced ear-spools. She is a naturalistic variant of the style which is found in the valley along the Coahuayana River which forms the border of Colima and Michoacán.

Height approx: 17 in. (43.2 cm.) tall.

Provenance: From a San Diego County California Private Collection formed during the 1960s-'70s. For the type, please see: Kan, Meighan, Nicholson, Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima: The Proctor Stafford Collection, P.139, Cats. No. 127, 130a-b, & 131, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1970 & 1989.