Old female figure

Pacific Coast (Tumaco) - Inguapí Period-700/350

Museo del Oro, Bogotá

Museo del Oro, Bogotá
Bogota, Colombia

The representation of human body was realistically honoured in the Tumaco pottery. This figure depicts fatigue and the effects of time on the skin; a human figure in transit towards death.


  • Title: Old female figure
  • Creator: Pacific Coast (Tumaco) - Inguapí Period
  • Creator Lifespan: -686/350
  • Creator Nationality: Colombia
  • Creator Death Place: Colombia
  • Creator Birth Place: Colombia
  • Date: -700/350
  • Physical Dimensions: w208 x h310 mm
  • Type: Ceramic
  • External Link: People and Gold in Pre-Hispanic Colombia
  • Technique: Modeling in clay
  • Finding: Colombia
  • Accession number: C13436

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