Jaina Ceramic Efiigy Whistle of a Seated Woman

Jaina Ceramic Efiigy Whistle of a Seated Woman


Description: This mold made whistle depicts a lady with a tatooed face, holding her hand to her breast. Post-fire Maya blue pigment outlines the edge of her huipil, which was knotted on the upper right side of her chest. Mold made figurines are thought to be later than solid hand modeled examples. Jaina Island, off the coast of Yucatan, was a cemetery for high-ranking nobles from the mainland.
Dimensions: Height: 7"
Date: Mexico, Classic Maya, c. AD 400 - 800
Condition Report: Good with traces of orginal Mayan Blue pigment
Notes: 88167
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