The Genius Of Man The Genius Of Man

A FINE MINATURE NAYARIT WARRIOR / BALL PLAYER EFFIGY FROM WEST MEXICO


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1336672

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The Genius Of Man
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Culture: Nayarit Origin: Western Mexico /Ca 300B.C. - 300A.D. Size: 5” in height by 2 1/2” in width Description: A compact hollow pottery figure with a great sense of presence. This small effigy is fully equipped for battle or possibly for a ceremonial ball game with a large club clutched in both hands and a suit of woven armor with a large round collar. He has deeply incised eyes and an elegant aquiline nose. He is adorned with large ear spools and a wrapped head piece with a large crest as the centerpiece. He is wearing a short tight fitting waist cover and remnants of the original black pigment can be seen on his body armor and around his eyes and mouth. This is a fine example of the type and would be an excellent addition to any collection or as a single piece of beautifully executed art. The piece is intact and as found. Provenance: Former Lands Beyond Time