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    Colima Shaman Performing Blood Letting

    Colima
    C. 200 BC-200 AD
    Burnished and Painted Pottery
    14¾" Tall x 9¼" Wide

    The shaman sits with the legs pointed forward, a large plumed crest upon the head carved earflares, a shell pendant at his neck and pulls his bottom lip with the left hand while holding a piercing instrument in the left. The man performs the ritual bloodletting ceremony before asking favors from the gods. At the neck, an incised collar surrounds the shoulders, a band across the torso, and a loin wrap incised at the waist. The ceremonial effigy holds a strong red surface quality and has repairs to the left leg, the right reglued, and the body reconstructed with excellent repair over lines. This lot requires third party shipping.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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