Figurine of a Priest Holding San Pedro Cactus
Arts of the Americas
On View: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
500 to 200 B.C.E.
8 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (20.3 x 11.4 x 8.9 cm) (show scale)
Gift of The Roebling Society
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Late Chavin. Figurine of a Priest Holding San Pedro Cactus, 500 to 200 B.C.E. Ceramic, pigment, 8 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (20.3 x 11.4 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Roebling Society, 68.97. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.68.97.jpg)
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Hollow figurine of a priest wearing elaborate regalia in the form of a jaguar headdress, animal-pelt cape, earrings, necklace, and white loincloth. He holds a stem of San Pedro cactus. The hollow figurine is in heavily tempered red to buff clay.
Condition: painted surface is abraded and losses are evident. There are some abrasions on right leg. Repaired breaks on both sides of costume, on back, and around base of legs.
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