Here is a carefully hand-modeled ceramic figure representing a standing nude male adorned with a tripartite combination headgear/spout, circular ear ornaments and tasseled sash. He stands with legs apart, hands on his abdomen, face and body painted with complex brown-on-cream linear, geometric and concentric lines. 8” (20.4 cm) x 4 5/8” (11.8 cm) x 2 75” (7 cm) Despite slightly abraded areas and an insignificant left heel chip, this striking figure is in excellent condition.STANDING MALE FIGUREChichigalpa, Northern NicaraguaPeriod II, 200 B.C.E. - 550 C.E.
Provenance: Acquired by the seller on 11/23/1977 at the Sotheby Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York City.
If not to U.S. buyer’s satisfaction, this artwork may be returned as shipped within thirty days of purchase for a purchase price refund minus
10% re-stocking fee for return of item in original condition and shipping materials; buyer pays return shipping and insurance.
GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITYThe authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, scholar and Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ret.),
certified Specialist in Pre-Columbian Art.
Your artifact will be carefully packed, insured and promptly shipped with a signed and
registered Certificate of Authenticity that includes a picture, description and date of the item.
$50 "Priority Mail" shipping, "Delivery Confirmation" tracking service and insurance within continental U.S.A.
Bidders with fewer than ten (or private) "feedback" listings, please contact seller before bidding to verify ID or bid may be declined. Overseas buyer, add $95 shipping. Customs and/or other importation costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer. This seller has been a conscientious collector and dedicated scholar of New World antiquities for over a half-century. He has complied with UNESCO, federal/local legislation and never consciously acquired, traded in or sold illicitly recovered antiquities.