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Face of an old man

Toniná, Chiapas
Late Classic (600 - 900 AD)
Stone and stucco
INAH. Museo de Sitio de Toniná, Ocosingo, Chiapas
At the End of Life
The malleability of clay and stucco made it easier to model poses and expressions of the body, producing realistic features to convey emotion, individuality, and personality. This is the face of an old man, portrayed without cranial deformation, with an aquiline nose, wearing an austere headdress, and with the expressive force of wisdom and serenity of a man who has completed his life cycle.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

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Touring exhibition of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Mexico. Information and photo tour through the presentation in Berlin, 2016.

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