Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Figure of woman nursing child

100 B.C.–A.D. 250

Ceramic with red-orange slip and traces of yellow, black, and white pigment

14 5/8 in. h. (37.2 cm.)
Gift of the Olsen Foundation
1958.15.17a
Culture: 
West Mexico, Nayarit, Ixtlán del Río Style
Period: 
Protoclassic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Carlebach Gallery , October 1, 1955 reciept:
Pair of Archaic Mexican figures, with painted textile desings, male and female, both wearing ear and nose ornaments. Male is holding ball in one hand and a small dog on other shoulder. Female is holding bowl in her right hand and nursing child on undeveloped breast.
In pencil in margin: 15"

Bibliography: 

Professor George A. Kubler, The Art and Architecture of Ancient America, 2nd ed. (Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1975), pl. 79a.

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