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Standing male effigy whistle

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Standing male figure with arms crossed on chest. He wears a long hip cloth, adorned with "Maya Blue" pigment, wrapped over a long loincloth. His elaborate headdress is painted white, and his face is painted red. His step-cut hair falls over his ears. The figurine is also a whistle, the blow...

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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

25.2 x 7.4 x 4.2 cm (9 15/16 x 2 15/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.948

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of red, blue and white post-fire pigment

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines