23 May 2007
MAYAN MALE FIGURE
JAINA, LATE CLASSIC, CA. A.D. 550 - 950
the standing figure in an animated pose with right foot forward and left placed slightly to the back, arms outstretched, grasping an implement in one hand, wearing a tightly-fitted, sashed loincloth, wide, beaded necklace and ear flares, the face with stern expression and downward-cast eyes, with remains of bright blue pigment.
Height 9 1/2 in. (24 cm.)
Passed by descent to the present owner since 1930
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Cf. Corson, fig. 9a, for a similar figure.
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