Warrior effigy

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


Object Place: Nayarit, Mexico

Dimensions

13.3 x 7.7 x 4.5 cm (5 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1974.594

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: cream and black on red slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines

Warrior figure holding long baton-like object, perhaps a mace. Figure wears a biconical hat or helmet, and a double strand of beads around his neck is indicated by cream slip painting. Encircling his upper torso is a flange of clay that may represent rope binding.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift