The fancy dress of this Masai warrior includes a headdress with real feathers, tiny red and white strings of beads encircling arms, legs, hanging from ear lobes, looped through the hair above the forehead and woven into a spectacular breastplate accented with large "pearl" ones. The red and black pattern on the shield matches his toga. He also carries a removable real wood spear that is incised and stained . The blunt tip of the spearhead suggests that the bearer is not appearing as a fighter but is perhaps a cermonial leader. This is such a well made figurine that one could easily mistake it for wood of some kind, but it is made of alabastrite. Alabastrite is a stone-based polyresin which permits a master of the material to achieve intricate details. Alabastrite, feathers, wood, glass beads, imported. Collected prior to 2006.