Seated Lord with Removable Headdress: Figure

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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 seated figure 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.
Seated Lord with Removable Headdress: Figure

Seated Lord with Removable Headdress: Figure


Mesoamerica, Maya, probably Jaina Island, Late Classical period, 7th-9th century

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