NAYARIT POTTERY FIGURE

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Pre-Columbian Nayarit Shaft Tomb figure from West Mexico, ca. 100 B.C.E-250 C.E. Large San Sebastian warrior tomb figure wearing helmet with horns and holding a club in hand. Traces of paint on his face. Tip of both horns broken and with old restoration. Nice example!

2 feet in height.

See a similar one that sold at Sothebys : https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/20...

cf. Kan, Meighan and Nicholson (1989:fig. 58a), for a highly similar figure that was part of a couple. While there are distinct local styles of warrior chiefs, the occurrence of "...warrior imagery. speaks of the importance of raiding and small-scale warfare, the rise of powerful chieftains and the importance of tomb sculptures in commemorating military ritual" (Townsend ed. 1998:112).

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