A Colima Pre Columbian Mexico Baked Terracotta Effigy Vessel

A Colima Pre Columbian Mexico Baked Terracotta Effigy Vessel

100 BC to 250 Mexico

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A Colima Pre Columbian Mexico Baked Terracotta Effigy Vessel in the form of a Tungara Frog. Painted with white and reddish brown slip
Protoclassic - Circa 100 B.C – 250 A.D

Size : 10 cm high , 19 cm long , 14.5 cm wide – 4 ins high , 7½ ins long , 5¾ ins wide
Provenance : Ex Jonathan Mankowitz collection
There exists a rich treasury of Colima Pottery in museum's and private collections throughout the world due to the local custom of this ancient culture of burying the dead in very deep shaft graves and of not 'putting to death' the pottery grave offerings by breaking them .
The Tungara Frog has a particularly warty brown skin and is only found in central America .

Dimensions
Height 10.00 cm (3.94 inches)
Width 14.50 cm (5.71 inches)
Depth 19.00 cm (7.48 inches)
Medium
Baked Terracotta
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