Jan 28, 2020

Figure in Flower Ornament

Figure in Flower Ornament


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Earthenware with slip

Diameter: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Wadhams in memory of Miss Helen Humphreys 1967.155.1



Figures within flowers are one of the most enchanting themes of the Maya ceramic art of Jaina, an island off the western Yucatán coast. The figures, usually males who cross their arms over their bodies, are either radiantly youthful or aged (as here), suggesting a relationship to the life cycle.

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