Art of the Americas - Slab Figure, Quimbaya, Columbia

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Slab figure
Quimbaya culture, Columbia
Earthenware, gold ring
7.75" (19.6 cm) high by 6.75" (17.1 cm) wide
4th to 7th century AD

A slab tomb figure sits with hands atop thighs, wearing a rather serious expression and a gold nose ring. There are the typical symmetrical holes, slit mouth and eyes, a belly button and some incised rings around the wrists and legs. His proper left arm and legs have been rejoined at the body; there are five holes on the top of his head. Ex. private collection, Sonoma, California.
#4040

$2500


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