A Veracruz warrior or priest figure
An important warrior or priest figure holding a long upraised staff. He is richly decorated in fine clothing, tubular earrings and a headgear made of a feline. Remains of red and yellow ochre painting on terracotta.
Mexico, Remojadas, 200 - 500 A.D. Height 30,2 cm / 11,9 inch.
This figure has been published in the catalogue ‘Ancient Art of Veracruz’, Los Angeles Country Mus. of Natural History, 1971, fig. 98
Provenance: Coll. Mr. en Mrs. Robert Kuhn, American ambassador to The Netherlands, 1994. Coll. Corstiaan de Vries, Dutch artist. Coll. H. du Chateau, Dutch photographer.