Colima Palanquin Enthroned Dignitary

 

14342. Colima Palanquin Enthroned Dignitary

West Mexico, Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. to A.D. 250

The grouping shows a figure seated within an open-fronted litter supported by four bearers.
Size: 4-1/2 inches (11.4cm) H.
Scattered mineral deposits on the surface. Two legs restored.
Compare similar examples in Von Winning, Hasso, and Olga Hammer, Anecdotal Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico, Los Angeles, CA, 1972, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Provenance: Thomas D. Slater collection, Texas, acquired at Heritage Auctions, Dallas, TX., auct. 5302.

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