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Framed Print : Statuette of a meditating old man, Lagunillas, Late Preclassic-Early Classic period

Statuette of a meditating old man, Lagunillas, Late Preclassic-Early Classic period



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Statuette of a meditating old man, Lagunillas, Late Preclassic-Early Classic period

5926302 Statuette of a meditating old man, Lagunillas, Late Preclassic-Early Classic period, 300 BC-600 AD (clay, slip and burnish) by Mexican School; 41x26.5x24.2 cm; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico; (add.info.: Figure representing an old man of high social hierarchy; his way of sitting could be one of the conventions to include men of high rank; it has a remarkable ritual character: the attitude is of deep introspection, an active statism is perceived that refers to a state of meditation; To this is added the small container that he holds in his right hand and that alludes to the ingestion of substances, probably in a religious sphere, so it is possible that the old man had priestly functions, in addition to others of the political or social order.); Mexican, out of copyright

Media ID 23573206

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Cross Legged Figurine Latin American Meditating Mesoamerican Nayarit Pre Columbian Statuette Chinesco


21.5"x17.5" (55x44cm) Premium Frame

Discover the enchanting allure of ancient civilizations with our exquisite Framed Prints from Media Storehouse. This captivating piece showcases a meditating old man statue from the Lagunillas culture, dating back to the Late Preclassic-Early Classic period around 300 BC-600 AD. Meticulously captured by renowned photographer Jean Pierre Courau from Fine Art Finder, this 5926302 clay, slip, and burnish sculpture evokes a sense of tranquility and wisdom. Bring the rich history and artistry of Mexican culture into your home or office with our museum-quality Framed Prints, expertly crafted to preserve the beauty and intricacy of this remarkable artifact.

Framed and mounted 17x12 print. Professionally handmade full timber moulded frames are finished off with framers tape and come with a hanging solution on the back. Outer dimensions are 21.5x17.5 inches (546x444mm). Quality timber frame frame moulding (20mm wide and 30mm deep) with frame colours in your choice of black, white, or raw oak and a choice of black or white card mounts. Frames have a perspex front providing a virtually unbreakable glass-like finish which is easily cleaned with a damp cloth.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 41.8cm x 41.8cm (16.5" x 16.5")

Estimated Product Size is 44.4cm x 54.6cm (17.5" x 21.5")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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This print showcases a remarkable statuette of a meditating old man from the Late Preclassic-Early Classic period in Lagunillas, Mexico. Standing at an impressive 41x26.5x24.2 cm, this clay figure is believed to represent an individual of high social hierarchy. The posture of the old man, with his legs crossed and deep in introspection, suggests a state of meditation and contemplation. This active statism reflects his ritualistic character and adds to the overall sense of profound introspection conveyed by the sculpture. Notably, he holds a small container in his right hand, alluding to the ingestion of substances possibly within a religious context. This detail hints at potential priestly functions performed by this elderly figure alongside political or social responsibilities. The elongated features and intricate details on this funerary figure highlight its ceremonial significance within Mesoamerican culture during that time period. The craftsmanship exhibited in this piece exemplifies the artistic skill prevalent throughout Mexican art history. Displayed at Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico, this ceramic masterpiece offers viewers a glimpse into ancient pre-Columbian traditions and ceremonies. Its presence evokes curiosity about the cultural practices surrounding burial rituals and spiritual beliefs during that era. Jean Pierre Courau's expert photography captures every nuance of this mesmerizing artwork while preserving its historical value for future generations to appreciate and study.

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