Mesoamerican Figure
Mesoamerican Figure
Mesoamerican Figure
Mesoamerican Figure
Mesoamerican Figure
Mesoamerican Figure
Mesoamerican Figure

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Although originally thought to depict a priest of the Maya civilisation, later curatorial research suggests that this sculpture is in the Tiahuanaco style. A curatorial note reads: ‘Not Maya features, north coast, Tiahuanaco style, Peru’. The figure is seated cross-legged and hunch-backed and is wearing a hat, earrings and necklace.

Elgin Museum



Mesoamerican Figure


pottery & paint


H 14 x W 11 x D 9 cm

Accession number

ELGNM: 1913.37

Acquisition method

gift from James Cooper Clark, South College, Elgin, 1913

Work type



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