Jalisco Seated Couple,<BR />Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250
Lot 30
Rare Jalisco Seated Couple,
Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250
US$ 20,000 - 30,000
€14,000 - 22,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Rare Jalisco Seated Couple,
Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250
heights 11 - 11 1/4in (27 - 28.5cm)
Cream-slipped earthenware

Provenance:
Marianne Faivre, New Mexico, 1968
Sotheby's, New York, May 1997, lot 131
Private Collection, California

cf. Kan, Michael, et.al (1970: fig 80) for a similar figure now in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, formerly in the Proctor Stafford Collection.

The couple, each with one hand behind the head and wearing earrings, are unusually realistic for the Jalisco tradition (Kan, 1970). It is possible that the couple each suffer from ascites, an accumulation of fluid in the stomach cavity, commonly caused by cirrhosis, severe liver disease or metastatic cancer.
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