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Southernmost of Mexico's western cultures of Jalisco and Nayarit. Colima was long thought of as being an agrarian culture with non-religious art depicting daily life. Today's thinking, that along with the other shaft tomb burial cultures, their art is as religious as any other.

Colima is best known for its finely finished red slipped figures, both of humans and animals, especially dogs, of all sizes and styles; and the solid small unburnished figurines, commonly called Colima flats. These were produced by the thousands and have found their way into almost every collection.

Some substyles, such as Autlan, Coahuayana, Pihuamo, El Chanal, Los Ortices, are distinctively different, but all maintain the general features of compactness of sculpture, smoothly burnished finish and minimal use of color; unlike Jalisco and Nayarit.


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6826 - Colima Headrest

Colima Headrest

6824 - Colima Dog

Colima Dog

6626 - Colima Gadrooned Bowl

Colima Gadrooned Bowl

5779 - Colima Seated Dog

Colima Seated Dog

6748 - Colima Standing Male Figure

Colima Standing Male Figure

6783 - Colima Archaic Standing Female Figure

Colima Archaic Standing Female Figure

6739 - Colima Standing Anthropomorphic Figure

Colima Standing Anthropomorphic Figure

6687 - Colima Hunchback

Colima Hunchback

136-24-BC - Colima Modelled Standing Figure

Colima Modelled Standing Figure

5776 - Colima Dog

Colima Dog

6583 - Colima Modelled Standing Figure

Colima Modelled Standing Figure

6581 - Colima Standing Anthropomorphic Figure

Colima Standing Anthropomorphic Figure


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