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Face with headdress

Hormiguero, Campeche
Late Classic (600 - 900 AD)
Stucco
INAH, Museo de Arquitectura Maya, Baluarte de la Soledad, Campeche
Accoutrement of the Elite
This finely crafted, expressive sculpture of a face depicts a dignitary wearing a splendid headdress and numerous signs of his position of power, including a double row of beads -probably made of jade flowers, and a large central spiral. On the side of his forehead, above his temples, is the pixom, a piece of cloth that was wraped around the head and tied to the lower part of the headdress.

© 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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