P-2839. A UNIQUE NAYARIT ANECDOTAL PLATFORM VILLAGE SCENE, IXTLAN DEL RIO TYPE, PROTOCLASSIC ca. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250.
Height: 4 in. (10.2 cm.); Length: 7.5 in. (19 cm.)
Provenance: From a private Los Angeles, California collection. Cf. H. von Winning, Anecdotal Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico, fig. 90, Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles, 1972
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The double pointed roof decorated with red slip and white stripes, covers two figures within an enclosure. An additional 13 human figures and one dog populate the platform in front of the small house. One person is holding a long staff, another holds an axe. There are sporadic manganese oxide deposits visible, particularly upon the roof.