Figure of a Standing Warrior

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

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  • A work made of ceramic with pigment.

Date:

A.D. 650/800

Artist:

Late Classic Maya, Jaina
Campeche or Yucatán, Mexico

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.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 136

Artist

Maya

Title

Figure of a Standing Warrior

Origin

Yucatan, Península de

Date

650 AD–800 AD

Medium

Ceramic with pigment

Dimensions

H. 31.1 cm (12 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

African and Amerindian Art Purchase Fund, Edward E. Ayer Endowment in memory of Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1963.272

Extended information about this artwork

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