Jalisco Sculpture of a Couple - PF.1081,Origin: Western Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 5.625" (14.3cm) high x 4.75" (12.1cm) wide,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Jalisco,Medium: Terracotta. With remarkable skill, the ancient artist has conveyed the mood of a moment that has just passed. There is nothing much taking place in the vignette we see before us: a woman stands and turns away from her male companion, who remains seated on the ground. Yet, unmistakably there is the feeling that something sexual has just occurred. Such a moment, a transition between intimacy and the more public side of life, strikes a chord that the passage of time has not lessened.
Ancient Central America & Mexico