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Pre Columbian Colima Standing Urinating Male Figure, Ca. 250BC-200AD.

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Seller: uniqueantique34 (1,508) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 272465630397 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Pre Columbian Colima Standing Urinating Male Figure, Ca. 250BC-200AD. From ancient Western Mexico, Pilhuamo, Colima, here is an exceedingly rare urinating male standing figure, perhaps a boy, with hands on hips and penis exposed. The figure is hollow and when liquid is poured into the top opening urination is simulated. The figure is adorned with headdress and traces of a painted shirt. Archaeologists and anthropologists conjecture that stones may have been dropped into the top cavity to demonstrate how urination slows with age (as the stones somewhat obstruct and slow the liquid flow). Some experts theorize—as former owner Dr. Abner Weisman himself did--that the figure may have been used as a medical teaching tool to demonstrate the problems associated with male aging—although this interpretation is speculative. Others envision the figure as merely charmingly comical, as a whimsical way to make villagers laugh. The piece’s actual purpose remains a mystery. The figure stands six inches tall and would be nearly mint if not for faded pigmentation and a few mineral deposits from long burial. Its extreme rarity and fine, intact condition make it a museum piece. Dr. Weisman demonstrated its unique “urinating” feature at an American Medical Association Convention in New York in the 1960s. Comes with custom mount. Excellent provenance: formerly of the Weisman Collection. Acquired in the 1950s-60s.

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