X81.250 Figure with protuberant back

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Figure with protuberant back
Colima, West Mexico
Protoclassic, 200 B.C.E.-400 C.E.
Ceramic
H: 28.9 cm, W: 19.5 cm, D: 17.2 cm (H: 11.4 in, W: 7.7 in, D: 6.8 in)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Skip Brittenham and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Ziffren. X81.250

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Figures said to represent individuals with kyphosis (a protuberant upper back) had special significance in West Mexican society and are believed to have served a shamanic role. Some, like this figure, have one or more horns projecting from their heads.

Gallery text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006

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