Seated human effigy

Nayarit
Late Formative to Early Classic periods
300 B.C.–A.D. 200


Object Place: Nayarit, Mexico

Dimensions

10.8 x 6.8 x 4.4 cm (4 1/4 x 2 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1974.596

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: cream and black on red

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines

Ixtlan del Rio (?) style hollow figure representing a seated warrior holding in his left arm a baton-like object, perhaps a mace. His headdress is rendered as a single coil of clay, and he wears a double strand of beads around his neck. His facial features are painted and include black slip encircling his eyes and two vertical stripes of black slip down his cheeks.

Provenance

Private collection, Massachusetts, by 1974; to MFA, December 1974, anonymous gift.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift