Rare Nayarit Processional Group,
Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250
Earthenware with reddish-brown slip and painted highlights
length 10 1/4in (26cm)
American Private Collection, acquired in the 1950s or earlier
Cf. Von Winning, Hasso, Anecdotal Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico, 1972, figures 133-138, the largest of which has just four figures total.
Depicting eight figures, including a child at the end, lined up as if dancing on an S-curved base, each holding the hips or shoulders of their companion in front, three of the figures wear shorts with tails, all but the middle figure and boy are sporting hats, five look to the left and three look to the right.