A LARGE NAYARIT SEATED MALE FIGURE, IXTLAN DEL RIO TYPE(198 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
Provenance: The Steinberg Family Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs, California, acquired during the 1960s.
Dimensions: Height: 17-1/4 inches (43.8 cm.)
Artist or Maker: Unknown ancient Nayarit artist
Date: Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. to A.D. 250.