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Warrior Head

600-900
3 in. (7.6 cm)

Unknown, Maya
Mexican

Object Type: Ceramics
Medium and Support: Clay, pigment
Credit Line: R.T. Miller Fund
Accession Number: 1948.9
Location: Currently on view
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This head fragment wears an elaborate headdress and large ear ornaments. The blue pigment found on the accessories is now called Maya Blue. This color is a unique combination of indigo and a special clay that was frequently used by the Maya in their art.
[Gallery label text, 2009]

Provenance
Paul Drey Gallery, New York; purchased from them by the Gallery in 1948

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