Art of the Americas - Dwarf Vessel, Colima, West Mexico

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Seated dwarf vessel
Colima, West Mexico
Earthenware, slip
11" (28 cm) high
100 BC - 250 AD

A reddish-brown painted earthenware seated dwarf with out-turned legs and bulging muscular arms. He wears a head ornament, has pierced ears and a flaring spout. Substantially restored. Ex. private collection, Iowa, ex. Sotheby's Pre-Columbian Art, New York, May 14, 1991, Lot 152.


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