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A LARGE PRE-COLUMBIAN NAYARIT SEATED MALE FIGURE, IXTLAN DEL RIO TYPE(391 views)
Description: This finely modeled monumental seated figure, with red slip and creamy white slip decoration, wears the twisted turban headdress, the multiple nose rings and the intricately detailed earrings common to the Ixtlan del Rio types. He also wears a covering probably representing thick leather hanging from the waist, which may indicate that he is a ballplayer, as that type is often shown with a similar protective flap.
Condition Report: Excellent
Notes: This piece came into the U.S.A. from Mexico in 1967-'68.
Provenance: The Steinberg Family Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs, California, acquired during the 1960s in the United States.
Dimensions: Height: 17-1/4 inches (43.8 cm.)
Artist or Maker: Unknown ancient Nayarit, Mexico artist
Exhibited: Latin American Masters Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
Date: Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. to A.D. 250.