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Ixtlan del Rio (?) style hollow figure representing a seated warrior holding in his left arm a baton-like object, perhaps a mace. His headdress is rendered as a single coil of clay, and he wears a double strand of beads around his neck. His facial features are painted and include black slip...

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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Nayarit, Late Formative to Early Classic periods, 300 B.C.–A.D. 200

Object Place

Nayarit, Mexico


10.8 x 6.8 x 4.4 cm (4 1/4 x 2 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: cream and black on red