Standing male effigy whistle

Maya
Late Classic Period
A.D. 600–750


Object Place: Campeche, Mexico, Jaina Island area

Dimensions

25.2 x 7.4 x 4.2 cm (9 15/16 x 2 15/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.948

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of red, blue and white post-fire pigment

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines

Standing male figure with arms crossed on chest. He wears a long hip cloth, adorned with “Maya Blue” pigment, wrapped over a long loincloth. His elaborate headdress is painted white, and his face is painted red. His step-cut hair falls over his ears. The figurine is also a whistle, the blow hole found on the figure’s right shoulder.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of John Dolliver MacDonald