This unique square incensario
top, in the form of a temple with four arched portals, has three walls with
incised designs along three top edges,
with a tubular arch, which may serve as a handle, spanning the center of the roof. A coatimundi is lying on the roof holding his long snout in his paws.
Height: 9.5 inches (24.1 cm.); Length: 6.3 inches (16 cm.); Width: 6.1 inches (15.5 cm.).
Artist or Maker
Unknown Colima artist of ancient West Mexico.
Ceramic with native pigments
Protoclassic West Mexico, 100 B.C. to A.D. 250
Excellent condition with manganese oxide deposits and other ancient encrustations.
Acquired from the personal collection of the late Armand Labbe`, author of several reference books of renown on Pre-Columbian art, and former Curator of Ethnographic Art at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California.
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