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A MAYA FIGURAL RATTLE, JAINA,  LATE CLASSIC, CA. A.D. 550-950   depicting a dwarf with distinctive bloated torso, containing tiny pellets as rattle, with attenuated straight legs, the round cheeked face with eyes lowered to a crescent, and wearing a thick twisted turban and deer as headdress, long cloth earrings and meager loincloth tied around the hips, areas of Maya blue pigment.  height 7 1/2 in. 19 cm

A MAYA FIGURAL RATTLE, JAINA, LATE CLASSIC, CA. A.D. 550-950 depicting a dwarf with distinctive bloated torso, containing tiny pellets as rattle, with attenuated straight legs, the round cheeked face with eyes lowered to a crescent, and wearing a thick twisted turban and deer as headdress, long cloth earrings and meager loincloth tied around the hips, areas of Maya blue pigment. height 7 1/2 in. 19 cm

Mother and Child Figure, ceramic, 200 BCE - 500 CE. Jalisco, Mexico

Mother and Child Figure, ceramic, 200 BCE - 500 CE. Jalisco, Mexico

Costumed Figure Date: 7th–8th century Geography: Mexico, Mesoamerica Culture: Maya Medium: Ceramic, pigment

Costumed Figure Date: 7th–8th century Geography: Mexico, Mesoamerica Culture: Maya Medium: Ceramic, pigment

Récipient anthropomorphe, homme buvant d’un aryballe<br>Culture Inca<br>Pérou<br>1400-1500 ap. J.-C. | Lot | Sotheby's

Récipient anthropomorphe, homme buvant d’un aryballe<br>Culture Inca<br>Pérou<br>1400-1500 ap. J.-C. | Lot | Sotheby's

Maya Culture, Guatemala, ca. 550-950 CE.  Depicting a God, most likely Chaac the Maya rain deity. With his lightning axe, Chaac strikes the clouds and produces thunder and rain.

Maya Culture, Guatemala, ca. 550-950 CE. Depicting a God, most likely Chaac the Maya rain deity. With his lightning axe, Chaac strikes the clouds and produces thunder and rain.

Mayan Dwarf, AD 550-850 (Late Classic), Walter Arts Museum:

Mayan Dwarf, AD 550-850 (Late Classic), Walter Arts Museum:

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Maya artists skillfully chipped flint, a fragile and challenging medium, into imaginative multifigure and geometric shapes. The worked flints are frequently found as offerings in Maya tombs. This eccentric flint depicts, in profile, two figures wearing headdresses. The larger of the two sits on a small short-backed stool and the smaller extends out from his back, as if being carried. Each silhouette displays the sloping forehead modification practiced by Maya peoples of the time and each has…

Maya artists skillfully chipped flint, a fragile and challenging medium, into imaginative multifigure and geometric shapes. The worked flints are frequently found as offerings in Maya tombs. This eccentric flint depicts, in profile, two figures wearing headdresses. The larger of the two sits on a small short-backed stool and the smaller extends out from his back, as if being carried. Each silhouette displays the sloping forehead modification practiced by Maya peoples of the time and each has…

~ Ballplayer. Date: A.D. 600–800 Period: Late Classic Culture: Maya Place of origin: Jaina Island or vicinity, Maya area, Campeche, Mexico Medium: Ceramic with traces of Maya blue pigment.

~ Ballplayer. Date: A.D. 600–800 Period: Late Classic Culture: Maya Place of origin: Jaina Island or vicinity, Maya area, Campeche, Mexico Medium: Ceramic with traces of Maya blue pigment.

Jaina old man Ancient Maya (Jaina, Mexico), n.d. Clay, paint

Jaina old man Ancient Maya (Jaina, Mexico), n.d. Clay, paint

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