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Standing Male Figure

A work made of ceramic and pigment.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of ceramic and pigment.




Late Classic Maya, Jaina
Campeche or Yucatán, Mexico

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.


On View, Gallery 136


Arts of the Americas




Standing Male Figure


Campeche state (Object made in)

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650 CE–800 CE


Ceramic and pigment


H.: 15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

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