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A RARE COLIMA ANECDOTAL INCENSARIO IN THE FORM OF A MODEL TEMPLE SURMOUNTED BY A COATIMUNDI

This unique square incensario top, in the form of a temple with four arched portals, has three walls with incised designs along three top edges,
with a tubular arch, which may serve as a handle, spanning the center of the roof. A coatimundi is lying on the roof holding his long snout in his paws.

Dimensions
Height: 9.5 inches (24.1 cm.); Length: 6.3 inches (16 cm.); Width: 6.1 inches (15.5 cm.).

Artist or Maker
Unknown Colima artist of ancient West Mexico.

Medium
Ceramic with native pigments

Date
Protoclassic West Mexico, 100 B.C. to A.D. 250

Condition Report
Excellent condition with manganese oxide deposits and other ancient encrustations.

Price $995

Provenance
Acquired from the personal collection of the late Armand Labbe`, author of several reference books of renown on Pre-Columbian art, and former Curator of Ethnographic Art at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California.

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