Seated Male Figure
Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ca. 200 C.E.
Early Classic Period
16 x 9 x 8 in. (40.6 x 22.9 x 20.3 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Maremont
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Zacatecas. Seated Male Figure, ca. 200 C.E. Ceramic, slip, 16 x 9 x 8 in. (40.6 x 22.9 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Maremont, 69.132.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 69.132.1_69.132.2.jpg)
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Seated male figure with his hands on top of a small drum held between his knees. The hairstyle of male Zacatecas figures is unique, with the hair worn around supports to create two erect spools or horns that issue from the top of the head. The head has an opening at the top with other openings for the eyes and mouth. The figure's narrow nose ends in a right angle. Scattered, pierced holes for air to escape during firing are visible. A painted slip is applied in red, black and white. On the chest is a pattern of large paired triangles and on the face, from his right forehead to his left cheek, are black diagonal lines.
Condition: repair on back of shoulders; chip on right top front of head.
One of a pair of ancestral figures ( the mate is 69.132.1). Pairs of figures such as these Zacatecas examples have been found as sets, in shaft-and-chamber tombs, along with other offerings to the dead.
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