200 BC-AD 700
Red ware; red and white paint. Portrait of a warrior, kneeling on left knee and grasping war club with both hands. Wears short skirt and sleeveless shirt, both are fringed and spotted; broad cuffs, striped and spotted; and elaborate headress worn over the head-cloth, a split jaguar skin band with head in front, legs at side and tail pendant at back. From this band a deep bowl-shaped disc prjkects at each side and rising from behind the jaguar head is a flat disc bearing a circle of twelve pellets, and outline bearing a circle of twelve pellets, and outline jaguar head. The headdress is supported by a strap over the head and held on by a tie under the chin. Has disc nost pendant. Stirrup spout.
Gift of Mrs. George W. Childs Drexel, 1939
Current & Past Exhibitions:
South American Gallery (1955 - 1994)
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