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Authentic Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE Pre-Columbian Seated Warrior with Club Artifact w/ Certificate of Authenticity and Provenance

Regular price $549.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $549.00 USD
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Authentic Pre-Columbian Nayarit Culture statue dating from Protoclassic Period, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Exquisitely made and highly stylized terracotta Warrior figure holding battle club. Presenting in hues of red and light yellow, the figure leans slightly forward while brandishing a striped club in front of his vertically striped, barrel-form armor with flared upper and lower rims. The elongated head bears coffee bean-shaped eyes, a prominent nose adorned with a disc-shaped ornament, tall ears with earrings, and a petite mouth, all beneath a bicorn helmet. A vent hole atop the head enabled heat to escape during the firing process. Size: 4.6" W x 8.6" H (11.5 cm x 21.8 cm). Piece shows proper patina weight and mineral encrustation for an artifact of this period.

Professional restoration to head at neckline and both helmet horns. Large chip to frontal brim of helmet, with fading and abrasions to original pigment, chips to ears, head, body, and legs, and light encrustations. Nice remains of original pigment throughout.

Comes with certificate of authenticity from well respected gallery (where it was purchased) that deals in Antiquities. Further provenance: Whisnant Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA acquired prior to 2000

Released from private collection that has sold in New York City galleries as well as top auction houses-Guaranteed Authentic

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