Standing Warrior Figure
Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Ceramic, pigment from plant saps, resins, crushed plants, asphalt, and black soot
ca. 200-500 C.E.
21 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (54.6 x 24.1 x 14.6 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Coltrera Collection
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Veracruz. Standing Warrior Figure, ca. 200-500 C.E. Ceramic, pigment from plant saps, resins, crushed plants, asphalt, and black soot, 21 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (54.6 x 24.1 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Coltrera Collection, 2010.23.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2010.23.3.jpg)
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Standing, Remojadas-style, male figure, probably representing a warrior, with hands clasping what looks like a cup in front of his body. The figure's upper arms are adorned with spheres of clay that may represent scarification or another type of body adornment. He wears an elaborate headdress with chinstrap, hollow ear spools, a nose bar, wide necklace, arm bands, loincloth, and sandals. His face and body are covered with black pigment, which is a complex mixture of plant saps, resins, crushed plants, asphalt, and black soot (carbon), frequently used by Veracruz artists to embellish their sculptures.
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