Chinesco Type A Ballplayer

100 BC to 250 AD

13 1/2″ tall  

A large male Type A Chinesco ballplayer figure from Nayarit, Mexico. This is a very rare depiction and a wonderful example. 

He is seated in the power pose with legs crossed. His right hand holds a ball, while the left hand holds a fan to his cheek. Fans are known to be  symbols of elite status. 

The sculpture is simply adorned with a short sleeved tunic, earpools and a nose ring. He is nude from the waist down. His hairdo is incised with a long lock across the forehead and a multi-strand ponytail. 

His facial features are simple yet very expressive. Like all Chinesco type A figures, he has a calm yet regal look. 

Ex Lucia Meza-Ley collection from Whittier, California. Acquired in the 1940s by the family’s grandfather then sold to Veracruzana Inc., NYC, 1960s. Ex Merrin Gallery, 1969. Ex Ziff Collection, NYC. 



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