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'Kneeling Warrior' Effigy Jar

Date: 850-950
Overall: 28 x 23 x 21 cm (11 x 9 1/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
Medium: Earthenware, orange slip, pigment, and hand-built.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Mexico, Pacific Coast (Suchiate River Valley)
Object number: G83.1.121
DescriptionMaya plumbate kneeling warrior vessel, Epiclassic period, on his left knee, holding a pointed club near his thigh. There is a rectangular incised and plumed (?) shield at the side, and the right hand is holding another pointed club and resting on his raised right knee. The vessel has a block-like head with tubular projecting eyes and rectangular mouth, and is wearing loin-cloth, shirt, and necklace incised and tied at the back. Areas of gold leaf remaining on his head.