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This figure was one of several, mutually distinct, bench or throne supports. Popularly known as "Atlantito" (little Atlas) because of his supporting stance, this figure wears padded cotton armor, a necklace, knee protections and a feather headdress.

Anthropomorphic bench support
Early Post-Classic (900-1250 A.D.)
Tula, State of Hidalgo
Volcanic tuff with red, yellow, blue and white pigments.
73 x 41 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara