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Elizabeth Pirinis Visual Analysis November 23, 2009 Female Shaman seated on a Bicephalic Crocodile Bench, Central America, Costa Rica AD 500-800 The object that I chose is a relatively medium sized clay figure of a woman sitting on a bench with crocodile heads on either side of it. The woman in question has bulging eyes, is carrying a mug and has faces that rest on her feet above her toes. The color of the figure is reddish brown and it has a smooth, glazed surface. This texture and coloring of the object allows a significant emphasis to be placed on the more important features of the work of art. As the object is representational of a shamanic transformation where a person is becoming animal, attention must be directed to the parts of the art work that indicate this event coming to pass. As clay has the ability to be manipulated to make certain parts of the figure stick out against the smooth, uniformly colored texture, the features of the work that indicate this transformation can de identified clearly as to convey the art work’s meaning. The bulging eyes of the woman are a feature of the work that stand out above all
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