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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

© Bridgeman Images

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


10"x8" (25x20cm) Photo Print

Discover the mystical beauty of ancient civilizations with Media Storehouse's range of Photographic Prints. This stunning image captures the serene expression of a meditating old man, a masterpiece from the Late Preclassic-Early Classic period of the Mexican School. Created around 300 BC-600 AD, this statuette from Lagunillas is a testament to the rich artistic heritage of the past. With intricate details and a timeless appeal, this photographic print is a must-have for any art lover or collector. Bring the wisdom of the ages into your home or office with this exquisite piece from Media Storehouse.

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Estimated Product Size is 20.3cm x 25.4cm (8" x 10")

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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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