Veracruz Seated Dignitary,
Early Classic/Classic, ca. A.D. 200 - 800
height 29in (61 1/2cm)
of two part construction with the seat separate, the dignitary sits with his hands resting on his knees in a trance-like state, wearing a fanciful costume including a buccal mask, flanged headdress, flame-like flanges running down the arms, a hollow cylinder with radiant flanges on the back, beaded necklace and skirt with geometric designs finely molded into the surface.
Private Collection, Israel (acquired in the 1970's)