About this artwork
The costume and equipment of this figure indicate that he represents a warrior. He carries a rectangular shield and a long wooden spear (now lost), and the detailed attention given to the intricate headdress and facial features—marked by scarification, tattoos, and paint—suggests the portrait of a specific military commander.
- Figure of a Standing Warrior
- Yucatan Peninsula (Object made in)
- 650 CE–800 CE
- Ceramic with pigment
- H. 31.1 cm (12 1/4 in.)
- African and Amerindian Art Purchase Fund, Edward E. Ayer Endowment in memory of Charles L. Hutchinson