Rare Nayarit Conjoined Couple Preparing Corn,
Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250
Earthenware with reddish-brown slip and painted highlights
heights 9 5/8in (cm) and 9in (1/8cm)
Adrian Green Collection, 1950s or earlier, on loan to Fresno Art Museum, California, until 1977 (museum #44 on back)
Private Collection, Arizona
Connected at the hip, each are seated leaning forward, the male with his knees up with arms resting on his knees, the female with her left knee up and resting her left arm on her knee, her right leg laying down and supporting her bowl, each hold a corn husk in their hands above a bowl with corn kernels piled inside; each wear flanged elements in the back at the waist, arm bands, hats with a large band around the forehead, ear rings and nose rings, each with open mouths with enlarged cheeks with three incised vertical scarifications and tongue protruding slightly out.
- Please note this lot has been withdrawn.