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Ring of Figures

Date:
2nd century B.C.–A.D. 3rd century
Geography:
Mexico, Mesoamerica, Colima
Culture:
Colima
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/8 x Diam. 8 1/2 in. (15.6 x 21.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, 2014
Accession Number:
2014.244.6
Not on view
In this scene eight alternating male and female figures holding each other at the shoulders form a circle. The females are taller than the males; they wear headbands and long skirts wrapped around their hips; the males wear loincloths and chin straps. In the center of the circle are three male figures holding objects, possibly musical instruments. The heads of the females are solid clay while those of the males are hollow and appear to be whistles. The facial features of all figures are appliqued.
Albert J. and Monique Grant, New York, acquired 1960s; Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, until 2014

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