Art of the Americas - Water Carrier, Colima, West Mexico

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Water carrier (cargador)
Colima, West Mexico
Earthenware, reddish brown paint
18.25" (46.4 cm) high
Protoclassic, 100 BC - AD 250

A large redware figure of a water carrier (cargador) with arms gracefully tapering and curving upward to adjust the tumpline on his forehead. Wearing a breechcloth, a shell pendant necklace and a crested cap, he stands on sturdy muscular legs, prefectly balancing the load on his back.

Ex. private collection, Iowa, ex. Sotheby's Pre-Columbian Art, NY, May 17, 1993, Sale 6420, Lot #140, ex. Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

Price on request

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