Late Formative to Early Classic periods
300 B.C.–A.D. 300
Object Place: Nayarit, Mexico
13.3 x 7.7 x 4.5 cm (5 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: cream and black on red slip paint
Not On View
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.
Private collection, Massachusetts, by 1974; to MFA, December 1974, anonymous gift.