DescriptionNayarit Polychrome Couple
Ça 200 BC-200 AD
Slipped ceramic with polychrome
9¾" High x 6¼" Wide
The male figure holds a rattle in his left hand. His right arm is elongated to reach his knee. He wears a headdress of striped material, possibly leather, and his ears are ornamented with a series of four discs in each ear. His face and body are painted in black pigment. His necklace of multiple painted strands is completed by a sculpted pendant representing a cut spondylus shell. His chest is shown quite caved in and his mouth is strangely deformed.
The female, identical in size to the male, wears a simple banded headdress, but her jewelry is identical to the male's. She carries a small empty bowl on her left shoulder. Her skirt is painted in triangular patterns with white and yellow pigments. Her mouth has the same form as the male's. It is extraordinary to find a Nayarit couple so well painted and sculpted and so much alike in detail. The couple appears to be in very good condition.
Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
This item cannot be shipped using standard methods. Please contact us for more information.
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
The catalogue has some beauties! And your friendship, as well as your excellent work, means a lot too.View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)