Large Jalisco seated couple, San Juanito style, Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C.-A.D. 250
- Heights: 26 in and 25 1/2 in (66 cm and 64.7 cm)
Bloomingdales, New York, 1968
This monumental couple, with strikingly similar features, exemplifies the ancestral couple concept, perhaps identifying a clan lineage or simply defining the primordial union. The San Juanito substyle from the Magdalena Basin region, is one of the most abstract and stylized of the Jalisco regional types. For the style, see Kan, Meighan, Nicholson (1989: cat. no. 80).