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Standing Figure

Arts of the Americas

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE Jama Coaque
MEDIUM Ceramic, pigment
DATES 1-600 C.E.
PERIOD Regional Developmental Period
DIMENSIONS 18 3/4 x 13 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (47.6 x 33.7 x 16.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Tessim Zorach
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Hollow, ceramic sculpture of a standing human figure with hands at sides and wearing an elaborately ornamented tunic and headdress. The tunic is decorated with a repeated double tusk-like motif in relief, cross-hatching, incised lines simulating fringes, and a bead-like border. A plain breechcloth is visible below the tunic. The double-flap headdress, over an elaborate coiffure, is decorated with the same applied motifs. The figure wears large nose and ear rings, and arm and leg bands. Traces of yellow and green pigment are visible over the entire piece, and there is a large opening in the top of the head. Condition: Excellent, except for some losses in the applied borders and ornaments.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Jama Coaque. Standing Figure, 1-600 C.E. Ceramic, pigment, 18 3/4 x 13 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (47.6 x 33.7 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Tessim Zorach, 88.57.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.57.1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 88.57.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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