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

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A pre-Columbian era figure wearing a robe of feathers or plants and holding two branches. It possibly represents a fertility god, though the purpose or origins of the sculpture are not clear. An old museum label reads: ‘Mexico Maya art – a figure of Maya Priest’, while an old museum list suggests the sculpture is a ‘Peruvian Vase (Maya) God of Fertility’. A later curatorial note states: ‘certainly visual features are not Maya and the God of Fertility is Maya not Peruvian’, and suggests the sculpture is from the Tiahuanaco culture.

Elgin Museum



Mesoamerican Figure




H 16 x W 12 x D 9 cm

Accession number

ELGNM: 1913.36

Acquisition method

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

Work type



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