Lot 138
  • 138

Nayarit Standing Couple, Ixtlàn del Río style Protoclassic, circa 100 BC- AD 250

20,000 - 30,000 USD
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  • ceramic
  • Heights: 14 1/2 and 16 in (36.8 and 40.6 cm)


John Jordan, Los Angeles
Edwin and Cherie Silver, Los Angeles, acquired from above between 1968 and 1970

Inventoried by Hasso von Winning, March 28, 1970, no. 38, a and b

Catalogue Note

The lively ancestor couple is a classic portrayal of the marriage pairs of the Ixtlán style, each figure displaying an accoutrement denoting their societal roles. Here the male wields the crescentic axe and the female balances a striped bowl and holds a small fan. Their broad stout bodies are ornamented with fine jewelry and elaborate clothing that denote their elevated status.