SMALL VILLAGE SCENE
Nayarit Culture, Western Mexico
Protoclassical, 100 pre-250 AD.
H. 13 cm - W. 14 cm
Ceramic with light beige slip and brick-red ornamental paint
On a square base, a small house with two openings topped by a
classic roof decorated with red paint with repetitive zigzags. Four
characters sitting outside watching a woman cook
under the hut. Outside, presence of a small jar and a dog.
(Good condition, visible surface wear, acc.)
The models of houses with their inhabitants grouped in representation
give us a glimpse into the lives of the men of Mexico.
Western, almost 2000 years ago.
These are generally single-family homes in which the
men were represented in daily activities or
The area around Ixtlan del Rio, south-west of the Nayarit, is considered to be
most of the time as the place of origin of these dwellings.
They come from funerary chambers which are accessed by
- Franco Monti Collection, 1960-1970's
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