COUPLE OF CHILDREN SITTING ON A SWING

VERACRUZ – Mexico

450 – 750 A.D.

  • Height : 30 cm
  • Width : 45 cm
  • Depth : 23 cm

Brown-beige hollow terracotta with traces of burn.

Sculpture representing two young children, a boy and a girl, sitting on a swing. The naked boy has his left arm behing the girl's back. The right hand is holding the swing. The girl's right hand is resting on the boy's left knee. She is dressed in a long skirt, part of it back on the right side. Legs are outstretched in an impulse movement. Mouths are open. Noses are aquiline. Eyes are hollowed and pupils are painted in black. Eyebrows are slightly prominent and are joining the root of the nose. Ears are well defined. Both are adorned with a headdress. There is a slot in the middle of the boy's head. The top of the girl's forehead is perforated to enable finery elements to be fixed on it.