Art of the Americas - Vessel, Colima, West Mexico

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Colima, West Mexico
Earthenware, reddish-brown paint
9" (22.8 cm) high by 12" (30.5 cm) diameter
100 BC - AD 250

A beautiful globular-shaped vessel stands on three stylized reptilian heads, possibly dragons or caymans, with rectangular ridged snouts, three protruding cylindrical eyes and two dimples. One snout has an old chip - see photo below; the rest is substantially restored.

Ex. private collection, Iowa, ex. Sotheby's Pre-Columbian Art, NY, May 14, 1991, Lot #353.


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