A PRE-COLUMBIAN ARCHAIC COLIMA WHISTLE IN THE FORM OF A WARRIOR-DANCER(346 views)
Description: This securely adorned figure, holding a ritual baton or weapon, has multiple appliqued layers of clay as headdress and facial protection with pellets on the upper arms and dancer's "wings" on the backside of the shoulders, wears the trappings of both a dancer and a warrior from the early Colima sculptural tradition. This archaic form has sometimes been referred to, in reference books, as the "goggle eyes" type. The price of this figure has been recently reduced.
Condition Report: Excellent
Notes: Found near the Volcan de Colima in modern day Jalisco, Mexico, but is part of the Colima sculptural tradition.
Provenance: A Private Tucson, Arizona Pre-Columbian Collection, formed in the early 1960s.
Dimensions: Height: 7.1 in. (18 cm.)
Artist or Maker: Unknown Preclassic Colima, Mexico artist
Date: Late Preclassic, circa 300 B.C. - 100 B.C.