Lot 0227

Huge Colombian Tolima Polychrome Lidded Burial Urn

Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Magdalena River Basin, Tolima, ca. 800 to 1500 CE. Painstakingly hand-built via the coiling technique, a colossal human effigy ceramic burial urn created to hold skeletal remains of a cherished ancestor. Ovoid in form, the redware vessel exhibits a narrow base and a wide shoulder, all topped by a convex lid. Its exterior... more