Standing male effigy figure

Maya
Late Classic period
A.D. 600–750


Object Place: Campeche, Mexico, Jaina Island area

Dimensions

24.6 x 8.6 x 8.4 cm (9 11/16 x 3 3/8 x 3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.947

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of orange and white pigment

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines

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).

Provenance

With John Dolliver MacDonald, Massachusetts, by 1972; to MFA, October 1972, gift of John Dolliver MacDonald.

Credit Line

Gift of John Dolliver MacDonald