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Large (17 5/8 inches) Authentic Nayarit, ca. 100 BCE to 250 CE Pre-Columbian Barrel Seated Warrior w/ Certificate Authenticity & Provenance

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Large (17 5/8 inches) Authentic Pre-Columbian Nayarit Culture statue dating from Protoclassic Period, ca. 100 BCE to 250 CE. Exquisitely made and highly burnished terracotta figure of Barrel Carassis Seated Warrior. Fashioned in a stylized manor seated on a stool and holding a club, wearing painted textile armor, earrings, and horned helmet. Exquisite hand-built and highly-burnished pottery warrior of a sizable form seated upon bent legs and a pair of elongated cones protruding from the posterior. The man wears a large barrel-shaped suit of armor around his broad chest and above delineated genitalia, has a recessed collar which exposes his shoulders, and holds an enormous mace in his arms. The head boasts a stylized visage composed large almond-shaped eyes, a relatively naturalistic nose with delineated nostrils, a wide open mouth and ears adorned by multiple earrings, all beneath a horn-topped helmet. Densely-incised cross hatches embellish the helmet with texture and negative resist wavy and linear motifs adorn the mace, legs, and armor imbuing the figure with a more personalized presentation. Covered in lustrous red slip, this is a fabulous example of ancient shaft-tomb pottery! The body is painted overall in reddish brown with details in cream. Piece has beautiful patina with areas of earthen nd manganese mineral deposits throughout. Size: 7 3/4" W x 17 5/8" H (19.68 cm x 44.76 cm )

Provenance: Comes Certificate of Authenticity- Further-Purchased from Palmyra Heritage Gallery New York, NY -prior Ex Dallas TX Collection *San Sebastian style,- For a stylistically-similar example, please see The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, accession number AC1996.146.23:

Released from private collection that has sold in New York City galleries as well as top auction-Guaranteed Authentic All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. 

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