Pour une statue apparentée, voir Gallagher, Companions of the Dead, 1983, p. 47, fig. 33.
The distinctive red patina and graceful curvilinear form of the hollow ceramic figures from Colima are a particular aesthetic admired for decades among collectors. This figure sits erectly, raising his truncated right arm and clenched fist. The animated posture is typical of Colima musicians who shake instruments in the raised hand. The single "horn" protruding from the crown of his head is now thought to be a stylized conch shell spiral, an exotic good that was symbolic of fertility and the perpetuity of family lineage.
For a similar figure, see Gallagher, Companions of the Dead, 1983, p. 47, fig. 33.
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