Seated human effigy
Late Formative to Early Classic periods
300 B.C.–A.D. 200
Object Place: Nayarit, Mexico
10.8 x 6.8 x 4.4 cm (4 1/4 x 2 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: cream and black on red
Not On View
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.
Private collection, Massachusetts, by 1974; to MFA, December 1974, anonymous gift.