Seated figure

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Large pottery seated female figure wearing a knee length skirt, an applied ball necklace and holding a bowl, filled with food, on left shoulder. Depicted with a slight smile and individually formed pellet type eyes, and nicely delineated finger nails. Black geometric tattooing on her breasts. Strong scattered mineral deposits on the surface.

The cultures that developed in this area, as well as in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit between the years 200 B.C. and 600 A.D., are considered part of the same cultural current due to the connections and similarities in their funeral practices, for example, their shaft tombs and their artistic production, especially their pottery.

The cultures of the west of Mexico stand out above other pre-Columbian cultures for their vast production of ceramics of unequalled quality and variety. These pieces were to form part of the grave goods of a deceased person, and it is for this reason that they have been found almost exclusively in tombs. This factor has been decisive for their conservation up to the present time, and has meant that they are practically all intact and looking much as when they were originally produced.

The spectrum of types and motives represented in the ceramics of the cultures of Colima, Nayarit and Jalisco is very wide. The pieces have been of great use in widening knowledge of the traditions and practices of these Mesoamerican peoples.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

- AA.VV, Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1970.
- AA.VV, Trésors de la céramique précolombienne dans les collections Barbier-Mueller, 2003.
- TOWNSEND, Richard F. Ancient west Mexico. Art and archaeology of the unknown past. Thames & Hudson, Chicago, 1998.
- VON WINNING, Hasso, Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America.

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