Crown Ornament (Hu’unal)

250–900 CE
Overall: 7 x 0.6 x 7.4 cm (2 3/4 x 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)
Weight: 78.26 g
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This plaque represents the head of a deity affiliated with Maya royalty.


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.
Crown Ornament (Hu’unal)

Crown Ornament (Hu’unal)

250–900 CE

Mexico or Central America, Maya

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