23 May 2007
MAYAN MOLD-MADE FIGURE OF THE CORN GOD
JAINA, LATE CLASSIC, CA. A.D. 550 - 950
elaborately attired and wielding a scepter (?) in the right hand and a bird in the other, the mouth masked by a nose ornament, wearing a fringed tunic, feather backrack and high and ornamental plumed headdress incorporating the upper jaw of a mythical creature, with remains of deep red pigment.
Height 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.)
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Iphofen, Der Siegeszug der Suessen Verfuehrung Schokolade, March 30 - July 25, 2004, pg. 11, illus.
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