Colima Female Figure, Ancient West Mexico Pre-Columbian Art

Colima Female Figure

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A Colima Lady, Protoclassic, 100 B.C. to A.D. 250.

This outstanding example of a high ranking personage, in the Comala style of the Colima Sculptural tradition, is seated in a demure pose with her hand held to the side of her head, her ears adorned with incised ornaments, her legs held together below a beautifully modeled skirt with subtly protruding feet.

This is the type of sculpture that probably influenced the work of many 20th Century artists, such as Henry Moore.

Provenance: From the distinguished personal collection of the late Allan Long, New York.

Height: Slightly under 10 in. (25 cm.)