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