Late Preclassic, ca. 300 - 100 B.C.
height 12in (30.5cm)
standing with legs slightly bent on a rectangular platform base, leaning slightly forward with arms out in a dance pose and large, hypnotic eyes, wearing an elaborate costume consisting of a large bell-shaped headdress with multiple projecting rays and bird head at the front, ring bands around the arms and legs, a shirt with a bow-tie element and flange at the back, a circular neck pendant and double-stand beaded necklace with a thimble-form element at the bottom, holding conical-shaped dance implements in each hand; buff surface with blackened highlights on the shirt; approximately seven of the helmet rays broken and repaired, the bird element on the helmet broken and repaired at the neck.
Private New Jersey Collection, acquired in the 1960's
Cf. Townsend (1998: p. 257)