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Saturday Art: Chicago Art Institute MesoAmerican PreColumbian Collection

Thanks to masaccio and his wife, on our trip to Chicago I was able to visit the wonderful collection of art from the PreColumbian collection at the Chicago Art Institute along with fellow traveler ‘spudtruckowner’.   We all discovered it together, a bit away from the classical art section and full of surprises for all of us.

Today I will post several of the art objects in that collection and the next few weeks I’ll put up some more, with the descriptions given them there.   These are excellent, and I couldn’t improve on them.

These figures are from Remojadas culture, named after the area where it has been excavated and consisting of an archaeological time around 100 – 800 BC.

Figurines portray deities, rulers, and commoners, as well as many types of animals including dogs and deer. Of particular note are the curious childlike Sonrientes(smiling face) figurines and faces.

Seated Ruler, 200-500 A.D.

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Ruth Calvo

Ruth Calvo

I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.