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Large Jalisco Pottery Seated Warrior Barrel Armor

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, Ameca type, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A large-scale, Jalisco seated warrior figure, holding an intimidating arrow-shaped club with both hands (and nicely modeled fingers) across his chest, wearing a traditional crested helmet and barrel shaped armor (perhaps a form that inspiration for the term 'barrel chested'), and addressing the viewer with a no-nonsense, "take no prisoners" attitude. His determined visage is finely delineated with almond-shaped eyes, a pronounced long and straight nose, angular ears with round ornaments, a jutting chin, and pursed lips. A wonderfully fierce personage from the ancients of West Mexico. Nice manganese deposits as well. Size: 9.5" L x 9.5" W x 12.75" H (24.1 cm x 24.1 cm x 32.4 cm)

Condition: Probe holes near ears. Old nicks to crest on helmet. Expected surface wear with pigment loss as shown.

Provenance: Ex - private LA County collection acquired before 1990

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