Maya Bone Figure, Classic Era ca 600 AD, Jaina, Mexico
A rare Mayan bone figure of a ruler standing with hands against his chest in ceremonial jesture. This pose is often associated with rulership. The figure showing detailed facial features and rectangular ears. Ex Fortress Collection acquired 1960's. 4 1/8" height.
Cf. A similar bone figure, 'A Pre Columbian Portfilio', image 1925.; Christie's, Fine Pre Columbian Art, November 21, 2006, lot 178.