Seated Male Figure
Arts of the Americas
Volcanic stone (Andesite)
11 3/4 x 7 x 5 1/2 in. (29.8 x 17.8 x 14 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband
Carved stone seated male figure with legs bent in front and arms crossed over knees. This is a sukia figure or shaman. He is nude except for a necklace and cap decorated with incised geometrical designs and a tassel at the top. His head and face are naturalistically carved with big ears, coffee-bean eyes, a big nose, and lips around a partially-open mouth revealing two rows of teeth. The figure's spine is carved in low relief.
Condition: good; one ear is broken and missing. The figure used to be attached to a stool (34.1691) with plaster, but the two works were separated and the stool was deaccessioned..
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Seated Male Figure, 1000-1550. Volcanic stone (Andesite), 11 3/4 x 7 x 5 1/2 in. (29.8 x 17.8 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Minor C. Keith in memory of her husband, 31.1692. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1692_front.jpg)
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