This unusual figure simultaneously incorporates the physical qualities of both a grown man and a very young child. Depicting a warrior or a hunter, his right arm is drawn back and appears ready to release a weapon.
The figure was mold-made and probably produced for ritual purposes or burial. It would have been embellished with jewelry in the holes in his ears and nose. Quite often figures such as these would have been adorned with clothing and headdresses befitting the rank of a particular individual. [Gallery label text, 2009]
Cultural Precolumbinas, Bogota, Colombia (dealers); purchased from them by Christopher Zutes, Rochester, NY, 1976; purchased from him by the Gallery in 1977
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