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Warrior figure with mask and shield

Photo: Susan Dirk

Warrior figure with mask and shield

ca. 600 - 900

Many thousands of sculpted clay figures like this one were interred in noble burials along the Campeche coast and on Jaina Island. These record the people of their time, creating realistic portraits of the Maya people and illustrating aspects of their society.
Ceramic
10 5/16 in. (26.23 cm) x 5 1/4 in. x 2 1/2 in.
Gift of John H. Hauberg
81.108
Photo: Susan Dirk
location
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum

Resources

Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Art of the Ancient Americas, July 10, 1999 - May 11, 2003

Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, San Francisco, Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya, Apr. 4 - July 25, 2004 (San Francisco, California, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Sept. 4, 2004 - Jan. 2, 2005).

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Cosmic Beings in Mesoamerican and Andean Art, Nov. 10, 2018 - ongoing.

Published ReferencesSelected Works, Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1991, p. 62

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