Artifacts - Mexico and Central America


Ceramic Sculpture

Male Figure

origin; Western Mexico

Jalisco or Nayarit, possibly Zacatecas 

circa 500-1000AD

collected circa 1970

PRICE  550.00

From a California private collection


Pottery male human sculpture from Western Mexico, most likely Nayarit, possibly Jalisco.  Red clay with a burnished red / brown slip on surface. Figure is detailed with black on the face, head, and chest piece.  Beautifully sculpted in a sitting position with both hands resting on the knees.  Figure is seated on a rectangular stool, and is portrayed with thick hair and a sash draped across his chest. Small opening on the top of the head.  Lovely patina.



dimensions: approx 7 1/2" tall x 3" wide x 4 3/4" deep 

Condition: Very Good. Typical wear and patination from age and burial. Chip on the back left corner of the stand and on the back of the right ear (see picture below).

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