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A COLIMA RECLINTARIO C.300 B.C. - 300 A.D.

$5,400

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A COLIMA RECLINTARIO C.300 B.C. - 300 A.D.

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The reclintario is one of the most interesting works of art left by the Colima of western Mexico. It is a mythical combination of beasts, variously described as half bird and half dog or a divine bird with human attributes. It is sculpture, vessel and furniture accessory, serving as a back rest for persons of high status. Filled with water, it provided cooling through evaporation. While providing relief from the heat in any circumstance, it would have been particularly useful when giving audience or passing judgement. The use would have the advantage of comfort as well as the appearance of ease, reinforcing his superiority over his confronter. Of polished red terra cotta, characteristic for Colima ceramics, with angled filler spout and human leg supports. A rare large example, well sculpted with good finish and color.Height: 9 1/2"

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