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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Standing Female Figure with Bowl

100 B.C.–A.D. 250

Ceramic with pigment

63.1 cm (24 13/16 in.)
Gift of Mr and Mrs Fred Olsen
Made in Mexico
Not on view
Mexico, Nayarit, Ixtlán del Río Style
Protoclassic Period

Carlebach Gallery , October 1, 1955 reciept:
Pair of archaic Mexican figures, with traces of old black and brown paint designs, as well as some traces of light colored designs. Arms are espcially definitive in both figures, both male and female are wearing nose and ear ornaments. The male is carrying a hatchet and the female carrying a bowl. Nayarith (sic), about 1,500 years old. in pen in margin: "The large pair-man 28 3/4", woman 24 3/4".


George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 173, 339, no. 386, fig. 218.

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