A Nayarit figure

Terracotta figure of a sitting male figure. Left hand on his chin, the right hand contains an object, presumably a rattle. Terracotta with a red slib, nicely polished and painted with a yellow paint. Nayarit culture, Mexico, 300 BC – 300 CE.

‘Pre Columbian Art from Mexico and South America’, Alain Lapiner, 1976, fig. 1-12. ‘Kunstschatten uit het oude Mexico’ de Nieuwe kerk, Amsterdam, 2002.

Ex private collection The Netherlands, collected around 1960. The Zwaan auctions, Amsterdam, 2008.

Height 17,1 cm, width, 12 cm.

€ 950,-

Good. no repairs, some wear of old age, nice patina of old age.