About this artwork
Naturalistic Jaina figures often present detailed portraits of individuals. Men and women are delicately modeled in the poses, gestures, and costumes of those who ruled the Yucatán peninsula at the height of Classic Maya civilization, providing insight into their roles, status, and concerns. While most figures depict the social elite, such as ladies of the court, royal ballplayers, and priests, some also reflect interest in the range of Maya society members, including servants and captives wounded in battle.
- Standing Male Figure
- Campeche state (Object made in)
- 650 CE–800 CE
- Ceramic and pigment
- H.: 15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.)
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton W. Hirsch in honor of Allen Wardwell; purchased with funds provided by Claire B. Zeisler; Maurice D. Galleher Fund