Property from an American Private Collection
COLIMA FLUTED BOWL WITH FIGURAL SUPPORTS PROTOCLASSIC, CIRCA 100 BC-AD 250
Height: 9 ¼ in (23.5 cm)
Has been broken and repaired on the gourd body in five to six sections. Cosmetic inpainting on the exterior. Cracks visible on the interior. SG to acetone figures/figure out what's going on.
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D. Daniel Michel, Chicago, active in the 1950s-1970s
Ancient Art of the New World, New York, acquired from the above
American Private Collection, acquired in 1991
Colima fluted gourd vessels are typically supported on tripod parrot legs. A far more unusual form are the dwarf figures supports of the current example. Each figure is dramatically leaning forward from the weight of the gourd, and displays their particular status by the crested and horned headdresses.