Colima Shaman. Slip Painted Pottery. 200 BC. Colima, Mexico.

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Protoclassic Tomb Figure of a Shaman.
Colima.
West Mexico.
200 BC

12” tall x 6” x 4.6”
Fractures at head, Historic repair to one leg. Examine Photos.

From the Collection of recording artist and noted connoisseur Andy Williams.

Ancient ceramic tomb sculptures from West Mexico were made to ease the transition to the afterlife and attested to the status of the deceased. Typically they were buried with other offerings alongside the finely dressed corpse in a shaft-and-chamber type tomb. This Shaman figure guides the deceased in the afterlife.

~ Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006.

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