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MAYAN FEMALE DIGNITARY
JAINA, LATE CLASSIC, CA. A.D. 550-950
Of tall and regal posture, seated with legs crossed and hands resting on knees, her face with elongated nosebridge, aquiline nose, close set eyes, high forehead framed by stepped bangs and clothed in a skirt and low-slung kub, with long bead necklace and earrings, with faint remains of blue pigment.
In pre-Hispanic times the island of Jaina served, for more than five centuries as the most important burial place on the west coast of Yucatan. Jaina owes its fame to a vast number of terracotta grave figurines modeled with masterly skill.