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Nayarit Human Effigy Vessel - PF.1925
Origin: Western Mexico
Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD
Dimensions: 5.5" (14.0cm) high x 4.25" (10.8cm) wide
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Additional Information: Hong-Kong
Location: Great Britain
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There is a surrealistic charm about this little vessel, left long ago as a tomb offering. The body of the pot is pleasingly round, adorned with a starry sky of white dots. The human head that grows organically from the body may represent the deceased, or the person who left the gift, or merely a guardian spirit. It reminds us how the essentials of human existence- -life, death and their attendant passions--have altered very little with time. - (PF.1925)


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