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Funerary Double Urn with Warrior Head

400-800
5 1/4 x 5 in. (13.3 x 12.7 cm)

Unknown, Zapotec
Mexican

Object Type: Ceramics
Medium and Support: Clay, pigment
Credit Line: R.T. Miller Fund
Accession Number: 1948.8
Location: Currently on view
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This warrior figure wears an elaborate headdress, large ear ornaments, a necklace with pectoral pendant and a loincloth. Although the two cylindrical vessels are now empty, they may have held funerary offerings believed essential to the deceased’s survival and comfort in the afterlife.
[Gallery label text, 2009]

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

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