Lot 113
  • 113

A nayarit standing male figure, Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C.-A.D. 250

Estimate
30,000 - 40,000 USD
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Description

  • height 19 7/8 in. 50.5cm
with exaggerated voluminous legs and body, leaning forward with a mace-headed club on the right shoulder and holding a cup in the left, the spine showing, ridged coiffure flanked by striated locks of hair, brightly covered in orange pigment with resist designs in wavy lines on the body, and bands of polka-dot design on the club.

Provenance

Stendahl Gallery

Jacques Sarlie Collection

Acquired from the above, ca. 1968

Exhibited

Dallas, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Pre-Columbian Art, 1950, forward to the exhibition catalogue by Alfred Stendahl, pg. 27, illus

Literature

Hasso von Winning, Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America, New York, 1968, colorplate 165

Catalogue Note

Cf. Parsons (1980: fig. 77), for a similar figure with knopped club and resist body decoration, in the Morton May Collection, St. Louis Art Museum.
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