P-2710. A JALISCO SEATED CORPULENT MALE & FEMALE PAIR, HIGHLY STYLIZED, PROTOCLASSIC, ca. 100 B.C. to A.D. 250.
Heights: 11.4 in. (29 cm.) & 11.5 in. (29.2 cm.)
Provenance: From a New York Private Collection formed in the 1960s-‘70s. Cf. M. Kan, C. Meighan, & H. Nicholson, Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico: The Proctor Stafford Collection, fig. 73, LACMA, Los Angeles, 1989 for this stylized type.
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This couple exhibits obesity similar to one another, with bulbous bellies, puffy facial features with rounded jowls, heavily lidded eyes. The genitals are strongly indicated. Each one holds a small bowl in the left hand, and each holds the right hand behind the head. Naked, they are adorned only with complex earrings. The overall pigmentation is a creamy tan contrasted with areas of red, and ancient surface mottling.