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Standing Warrior Figure

Arts of the Americas

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE Veracruz
MEDIUM Ceramic, pigment from plant saps, resins, crushed plants, asphalt, and black soot
  • Place Made: Mexico
  • DATES ca. 200-500 AD
    DIMENSIONS 21 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (54.6 x 24.1 x 14.6 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2010.23.3
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Coltrera Collection
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    CAPTION Veracruz. Standing Warrior Figure, ca. 200-500 AD. 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
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2010.23.3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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. Condition: good.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (71%)
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