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Artist Unknown (Nayarit)


200 B.C.-A.D. 400

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G260
Figure, Artist Unknown (Nayarit)
Figure: Gallery Label - Current
: Pre-Columbian Examples of Ceramic Sculpture
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Ceramic, pigment
Size: 13 x 8 3/4 in. (33.0 x 22.2 cm)
Creation Place: Central America, Mexico, Pacific Coast region
Culture: Nayarit, Central America, Mexico, Pacific Coast region
Style: 2nd century B.C.-A.D. 5th century
Physical Description: seated ball player; polychrome figure seated with legs crossed, left hand resting on left knee, and ball held in front of breast in right hand; the figure wears a modelled loin cloth, a band at the neck, flat twisted turban, and large ear plugs with penda
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The John R. Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 47.2.34
Added to Site: February 28, 2009