With quiet dignity, this ancient Peruvian
contemplates the infinite. We have few clues to
his identity, for he wears little more than some
jewelry and face paint, but his impressive
demeanor suggests he was an aristocrat in his
own world. He may represent a real person, or
perhaps merely the notion of the person who
placed him in a tomb centuries ago. His
meditative air suggests that he was meant to
keep vigil with the deceased through eternity.
Though he keeps his thoughts to himself, in his
presence we feel an aura of peace and serenity.