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Miniature Seated Figurine with Arms Held Behind the Head, 100 B. C. / A. D. 300

Miniature Seated Figurine with Arms Held Behind the Head, 100 B. C.  /  A. D. 300


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Miniature Seated Figurine with Arms Held Behind the Head, 100 B. C. / A. D. 300

Miniature Seated Figurine with Arms Held Behind the Head, 100 B.C./A.D. 300

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1st Century Ad 1st Century Bc 2nd Century 3rd Century Ceramic And Pigment Hands On Head Mesoamerican Mexican Mexico Miniature Nayarit Pigment Pre Colombian Pre Columbian Precolombian Precolumbian Surprise Surprised 1st Century Arts Of The Americas Chinesco Earthenware


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This print showcases a remarkable piece of ancient art titled "Miniature Seated Figurine with Arms Held Behind the Head, 100 B. C. / A. D. 300". Created between the first century BC and the third century AD, this ceramic sculpture is a testament to the rich artistic heritage of Mesoamerican culture. The figurine, believed to be of Chinesco origin from Nayarit, Mexico, captures our attention with its intricate details and vibrant red pigment. The close-up shot allows us to appreciate every nuance of this miniature masterpiece. The figure sits in a seated position with its arms gracefully held behind its head, exuding an air of surprise or astonishment. Displayed at the renowned Art Institute of Chicago's Arts of the Americas gallery, this artwork offers a glimpse into an ancient civilization's aesthetic sensibilities. Its decorative earthenware construction reveals skilled craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. While we may not know who created this extraordinary piece or its exact purpose, it serves as a tangible link to our past and invites us to contemplate the mysteries surrounding pre-Columbian cultures. As we admire this artifact from centuries ago, we are reminded that art transcends time and connects us all through shared human experiences. This photograph print preserves both the beauty and historical significance of this enigmatic sculpture for generations to come. It serves as a visual reminder that even in today's fast-paced world, there is immense value in appreciating our cultural heritage and embracing surprises from unexpected sources

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