Seated male effigy

Nayarit
Late Preclassic period
300 B.C.–A.D. 200


Object Place: Nayarit, México

Dimensions

Overall: 22.6 x 14.6 x 9.5 cm (8 7/8 x 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.747

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black fugitive, red and cream slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Seated male figure resting a diamond-shaped baton or weapon on his right knee. He wears a simple loin cloth and an elaborate head wrap composed of two bands with fringe or feather embellishments. His jewelry includes multiple rings in his ears, a wide nose band, five neckbands of tiny beads, and a large string of beads on his upper left arm. His legs and forearms are painted with the cream slip, and black fugitive slip paint on his face and chest renders face-painting or tatoos. A small oval opening is located in the top rear of his head underneath the band of his head wrap

Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers