P-2840 A Superb Pair of Colima Conjoined Ducks

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Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. to A.D. 250.

with burnished red and orange-red slip with incised details and eyes in relief. One duck has his head turned to the right, which is a very rare and gracefully desirable occurence in the ancient West Mexican sculptural tradition.

Height: 6.5 in. (16.5 cm.); Width: 7.75 in. (19.7 cm.).

Provenance: Acquired from a Private Houston, Texas Collection formed during the 1960s. Comparable: Please see Kan, Meighan & Nicholson, "Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico: Nayarit, Jalisco, Coima, The Proctor Stafford Collection", P. 162, Cat. No. 173, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1989.