Colima Seated Marriage Pair with Standing Attendant, Coahuayana Style,
Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250
height of male 20 1/2in (52cm), female 17 1/4 (44cm), attendant 15in (38cm)
each couple seated on four-legged stools with cicatrice tattoos on their shoulders, left arms with hands spread resting on the left knees, their eyes seemingly closed, poised in a introspective trance, the male with his right arms raised with a cupped hand, presumably once holding a perishable implement, the female raising a bowl at head level with her right hand, the attendant standing on proportionally large feet and holding a bowl with both hands outward as in an offering, the top of each couple's head with small flared rim as spout; covered overall in cream and reddish brown pigments.
Private Collection, California, 1960's
Cf. Townsend (1998: fig. 31); Proctor Stafford Collection (1970: fig. 127); and, Von Winning (1974: figs. 51-52) sold at Sotheby's, New York, May 2002, Lot 255.
African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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