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Seated Lord with Removable Headdress: Headdress

Seated Lord with Removable Headdress: Headdress


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Ceramic and slip

Overall: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2012.33.b

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It is estimated that some 20,000 people were buried on the tiny island of Jaina over a 500-year period.


The major Maya grave offerings on Jaina Island were ceramic figurines that depict deities and humans in a variety of roles. The headdress belongs to a seated figure who represents a male, perhaps another warrior, who wears a huge zoomorphic headdress. A skeletal face with articulated jaw descends from the headdress to fit as a mask over the figure’s face.

See also
AA - Mesoamerica
Art of the Americas
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