Portfolio Category: Ceramic

Anthropomorphic Figure

Fragment of ceramic vessel that shows an anthropomorphic figure. It represents both eyes and a double nose which can also be seen upside down. It is a dual face representing the double EGO. Dualism is a quintessentially Amerindian conception and it appears in most of the Caribbean cultures.
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Small Faces

The “small faces” frequently appear as handles of ceramic vessels. They represent zoomorphic and anthropomorphic figures, sometimes accompanied by smaller arms and legs, while the face was the most important feature. They appear in pairs on both extremes of the vessel. Their style is different in each Amerindian culture; however they exist in all of…
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