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Nayarit Sculpture of an Embracing Couple - PF.0270
Origin: Western Mexico
Circa: 250 AD to 550 AD
Dimensions: 4.5" (11.4cm) high x 2.5" (6.4cm) wide
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
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In the burial context for which they were meant, such vivid evocations of worldy pleasure are an affirmation of life, and a promise of its continuity. The ancient cultures of West Mexico took a direct and unblinking appraoch to human sexualilty. They did not fear it and they did not smirk at it, realizing--as the post-Victorian world seems only able to do with difficulty--that it is a central focus in a balanced world. - (PF.0270)


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