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Colima Stone Human Effigy Tripod Vase - PF.0427
Origin: Western Mexico
Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD
Dimensions: 5.5" (14.0cm) high
Catalogue: V2
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Style: Colima
Medium: Greenstone

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As a vase, this object has great purity and simplicity of line. As a personality it is funny, amusing, with a wide-toothed smile and loosely articulated arms that pay little attention to the dictates of useful anatomy. The tension between these two elements--the serious form and the comic content--gives the vase a unique presence. There is also a mystery about it. Caked in mud inside are beads and other objects as yet undisturbed. The face continues to grin and tells us nothing. - (PF.0427)

 

 

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