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Seated male effigy

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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,...

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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

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

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware