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Standing male effigy figure

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Figure of a standinghuman male with right arm bent upwards at the elbow and hand extended in a grasping position (grasped object has not survived). He wears a vest-like object on his chest, embellished with four panels decorated with various Classic period symbolic motifs. His wide belt is...

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Provenance

With John Dolliver MacDonald, Massachusetts, by 1972; to MFA, October 1972, gift of John Dolliver MacDonald.

Credit Line

Gift of John Dolliver MacDonald

Maya, Late Classic period, A.D. 600–750

Object Place

Campeche, Jaina Island area, Mexico

Dimensions

24.6 x 8.6 x 8.4 cm (9 11/16 x 3 3/8 x 3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.947

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of orange and white pigment

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines