Lot 70A: Colima Redware Pottery Reclinatorio - Avian & Human

Artemis Gallery

October 27, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
Louisville, CO, US
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Description: Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Reclinatorios such as this were used by individuals of high rank to support their heads and backs when seated. The iconography of this form is comprised of a stylized human body, especially the lower part, with legs sticking out to form part of the supports, and then twin avian head forms giving added decoration. A hollow spout rises from the top of the item. This abstract type of form was perhaps to signify a metaphor for dreams which often assume surreal transitional states. In addition to this complex symbolism, the piece is a wonderful exemplar of Colima technique and styling. Note the virtuosic combination of geometric yet simultaneously curvilinear forms not to mentions the warm red glaze of this terracotta form. Provenance: Ex-NYC collection, Ex Will Barnet, American Artist All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117766
Condition Report: Intact, with manganese deposits
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