Crown Ornament (Hu’unal)

Crown Ornament (Hu’unal)

Maya style (250-900)

Jadeite-albitite

Overall: 6.7 x 0.7 x 7.5 cm (2 5/8 x 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1993.7

Fun Fact

This plaque represents the head of a deity affiliated with Maya royalty.

Description

This plaque, which represents the head of a deity affiliated with Maya royalty, served as a ruler’s crown ornament (hu’unal). It was attached to the crown via the holes along the back edge in such a way that the identical carvings on both sides were visible. The ornament is now broken along the upper edge.

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