The elaborate hairstyle and jewelry suggest that
he is a person of rank, perhaps a chieftain or a
warrior. Impressive out of all proportion to his
acutal size, he very likely was buried in a tomb to
represent a living individual. Like a participant in
an ancient funerary ritual, he holds a bowl in his
lap, an eternal offering of food for the deceased.
As we gaze upon him today, it is like viewing the
faded but intriguing photograph of someone
who lived long ago.