Nayarit Seated Male Figure,
Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C.-A.D. 250
height 21in (53cm)
Caliendo and Lewin, Los Angeles, CA, acquired in the 1950s
Anthropos Gallery, California
Private Collection, California
The unusually thin torso of this slender male is juxtaposed with large rounded buttocks. He sits erect, in a stately manner, with a seeming attitude of authority, wearing earrings and a hat; painted overall in a light-red with faded remains of black paint and manganese deposits within the patina.