Three Pre-Columbian terracotta figures

100 BCE-500 CE; Colima (Mexico)
Comprising three seated figures, one warrior with pointed hat, nose ornaments, and painted necklace wearing armor, each with traces of various ancient polychrome pigments and manganese deposits, 3 pieces
Largest: 11.5" H x 8" W x 6" D

  • Provenance: Tlaquepaque (Guadalajara), Mexico
    The Collection of Marian and John Scott, acquired from the above, 1959-1963
    Acquired from the above by the present owner
  • Literature: Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico, Nayarit-Jalisco-Colima, Proctor Stafford Collection, Edition 1, LACMA 1970 & Edition 2, LACMA 1970.
  • Condition: Two in overall good condition with scattered scuffs, scratches, nicks, chips, and inherent firing flaws commensurate with age and use. Largest in fair condition with repaired breaks and filling throughout.

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