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  • Anthropomorphic Tubular Duct Flute · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    musical instrument repertoire of different societies during Late Classic times in Mesoamerica They share the modeling of the human figure as their primary decorative program but these range from the dramatic naturalism of near portraiture seen on the Veracruz or Maya flute TL 2009 20 135 to the schematized portrayal on the fluted instrument and ending with the extreme minimalism of the figural rendering on the double chambered flute from Colima TL 2009 20 102 Each instrument holds its unique potential for creating a variety of tones and sounds of different timbres depending on the force of wind entering the mouthpiece and sound chamber s as well as the positioning of the player s fingers when applicable Although the casual musician can produce acceptable sounds from these instruments practiced skill is required to achieve their full effect Provenance Acquired by Michael Robins purchased by John G Bourne Santa Fe New Mexico between 1990 and 1999 given to Walters Art Museum 2013 Credit Gift of John G Bourne 2013 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Colima Artist Period 300 BC AD

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80293/anthropomorphic-tubular-duct-flute-2/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Armadillo Effigy Vessel · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Credit Provenance Stendahl Galleries Los Angeles date and mode of acquisition unknown James Economos Santa Fe date and mode of acquisition unknown Private collection November 1993 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 2008 by gift Credit Anonymous gift 2008 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Colima Artist Period 300

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/78396/armadillo-effigy-vessel/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Avian "Axe god" Pendant · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Creative Commons License Avian Axe god Pendant Provenance Credit Provenance Economos Works of Art date and mode of acquisition unknown John G Bourne November 1 1994 by purchase Credit Promised gift of John Bourne Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Costa Rican Guanacaste Nicoya style Artist Period n d Medium

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80411/avian-axe-god-pendant/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Avian "Axe god" Pendant · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Object Creative Commons License Avian Axe god Pendant Provenance Credit Provenance Economos Works of Art date and mode of acquisition unknown John G Bourne April 28 1994 by purchase Credit Promised gift of John Bourne Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Costa Rican Guanacaste Nicoya style Artist Period n d

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80412/avian-axe-god-pendant-2/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Avian Effigy Vessel · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    aimed at creation of objects beyond ordinary need Chorrera art signals a movement from objects used in ritual to objects that became the focus of ritual Sculptural ceramics are larger and more elaborate in form The conceptual focus of Chorrera ceramics is primarily on the natural state of things Potters excelled in figural sculpture animal and plant effigy vessels and whistling vessels This vessel is a spherical red bottle marked by a single spout or neck The vessel body forms the belly of a composite avian human lying on its back The bird man s features a human head opposing wings and tail feathers are modeled to the sides of the vessel wall creating a balanced symmetrical form The white painted belly and face of the creature provide visual contrast and draw attention to its upraised head Additional contrast is lent by the gloss of the red paint against the matte finish of the white Large so called coffee bean eyes and diminutive nose mouth and ears conventional to Chorrera figural sculpture characterize the creature s face Exhibitions Art of the Ancient Americas The Walters Art Museum Baltimore 2002 2010 Provenance Helen Judge Queens New York date and mode of

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/7981/avian-effigy-vessel/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Avian Pendant · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    identified the presence of gold copper and silver Exhibitions Gold of the Ancient Americas 2015 Provenance Economos Works of Art purchased by John G Bourne between 1990 and 1999 given to Walters Art Museum 2013 Credit Gift of John G Bourne 2013 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Panamanian Veraguas

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80237/avian-pendant/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Ballgame (?) Performer · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    is not surprising that Mesoamerican art is filled with portrayals of ballplayers as performers Whether the Tuxcacuesco Ortices style figurine depicts a ballplayer is uncertain although the wide belt is characteristic of such portrayals This one may represent a female suggested by the slightly enlarged breasts although gender is often ambiguous in Tuxcacuesco Ortices figurines The figure s loin covering resembles the male loincloth but also recalls the bound grass covering worn by females This figurine is further notable for the hornlike protuberance on the forehead although it remains uncertain whether it represents a shaman s horn an emblem of power or some other headdress element Exhibitions Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas The John Bourne Collection Gift The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville 2012 2013 Provenance Stendahl Galleries Los Angeles purchased by John G Bourne Santa Fe New Mexico between 1940 and 1949 given to Walters Art Museum 2013 Credit Gift of John G Bourne 2013 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creators Jalisco Artist Colima Artist Period 300 BC AD 200 Medium earthenware

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80327/ballgame--performer/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Ballgame (?) Performer · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    was part of a ceremonial complex that included dance music and drama and often was associated with warfare and solemn rites of cosmic renewal Its ceremonial components from parades to ritual dance performances to sacrificial rites constituted a potent collective activity that reinforced social cohesion Given the importance of these ceremonies it is not surprising that Mesoamerican art is filled with portrayals of ballplayers as performers Whether the Tuxcacuesco Ortices style figurine depicts a ballplayer is uncertain although the wide belt is characteristic of such portrayals Exhibitions Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas The John Bourne Collection Gift The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville 2012 2013 Provenance Stendahl Galleries Los Angeles purchased by John G Bourne Santa Fe New Mexico between 1940 and 1949 given to Walters Art Museum 2013 Credit Gift of John G Bourne 2013 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creators Jalisco Artist Colima Artist Period 300 BC AD 200 Medium earthenware traces of black paint Sculpture Accession Number 2009 20 175 Measurements H 7 1 8 x W 4 x D

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80330/ballgame--performer-2/ (2016-02-18)
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