Chinesco Seated Male Figure, Type D,
Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250
Earthenware with reddish-brown slip and painted highlights
height 18in (45.7cm)
Stendahl Gallery, California, ca. 1968
Private Collection, New York
Gracefully seated leaning slightly forward, this fine example of the Type D type has a flattened torso elegantly curved down the back and leading to voluminous hips that gradually diminish to thin calves and diminutive feet; he rests his thin, delicate and curvilinear arms on his raised knees; sporting a linearly incised coiffure and wearing earrings with matching necklace, armbands and belt.