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    A Nayarit Joined Couple

    Nayarit
    Ça 200 BC-200 AD
    Slipped and painted ceramic

    12¼" High x 11¾" Wide

    Sculptures representing joined couples are very unusual in pre-Columbian America. The female figure is seated with her arm around the male. Both wear colorful costumes painted in textile patterns. The female figure, wearing a knee length skirt, is shown with her short legs curved back. The attached male figure plays a flute held in his left hand while he plays a drum with his right. Both wear hats with identical textile bands and identical large circular ear flares. The couple is in very good condition. Their colors have retained extraordinary brightness.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2010
    5th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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