Standing male effigy figure
Late Classic period
Object Place: Campeche, Mexico, Jaina Island area
24.6 x 8.6 x 8.4 cm (9 11/16 x 3 3/8 x 3 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: traces of orange and white pigment
Not On View
Standing male with right arm bent upwards at the elbow, his hand closed as if grasping an object which has not survived. He wears a vest-like tunic open at the front, the garment embellished with four panels containing iconic motifs. His wide belt is fringed with Olive shell-like forms. Most of his headdress does not survive, although eight vertical rectangular forms encircle the top of his head. His forehead is tattooed with what appear to be daysigns (8 Oc, 8 Etz’nab).
With John Dolliver MacDonald, Massachusetts, by 1972; to MFA, October 1972, gift of John Dolliver MacDonald.
Gift of John Dolliver MacDonald