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Warrior Figurine with Removable Headdress (headdress)

Warrior Figurine with Removable Headdress (headdress)


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Earthenware with pigment

Overall: 26.1 cm (10 1/4 in.)

James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial Fund 1963.93.b



The major offerings placed in the Maya graves of Jaina Island were ceramic figurines, some of Mesoamerica's finest, that depict deities and humans in a variety of roles. This removable headdress belongs to a warrior figure who once probably held weapons and wears either quilted cotton armor or the feathered uniform of a military order. We don't know why such figures are often pot-bellied.

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