TRIPOID VASE IN THE SHAPE OF A COLOQUINTE...

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TRIPOID VASE IN THE SHAPE OF A COLOQUINTE...

TRIPOID VASE IN THE SHAPE OF A COLOQUINTE Colima culture, Western Mexico
Protocol Classical, 100 BC-250 ADC.
Ceramic with brick red slip, black
oxidations H. 25 cm - D. 29 cm
Colima tripod vessel in the shape of a squach, redware ceramic with black oxidations, Mexico, H. 9 3/8 in - D. 11 3/8 in
Provenance: Private American
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Acquired by the present owner in 1989
Merrin Gallery, New York
Joyce Strauss, Denver, active from the mid-1960s to the 1980s
Magnificent example of a colima culture vessel; coloquint resting on three parrot-shaped legs.
Most colima ceramics were used as containers to store drinks or food that were to accompany the deceased to the afterlife. Some of them probably contained corn beer or pulp made from the fermented sap of the agave tree.
Ritual ceremonies, organized in particular to honour the ancestors, were accompanied by food and alcoholic beverages offered to the living and the dead.
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