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Máscara funeraria con orejeras

Calakmul, Campeche
Clásico Tardío (600 - 900 D.C.)
Jade, obsidiana y conchas
INAH. Museo Arqueológico de Campeche, Fuerte San Miguel, Campeche
Deified Face
During the Classic period, when a ruler died, a jade mask was placed in the tomb as part of the burial offerings that would accompany and protect him on his long journey to the Underworld. It was believed that the mask represented him in life. This mask, which was found in a tomb of Structure VII of Calakmul, shows the deified face of a ruler with ear Ornaments that represent the Mesoamerican model of the cosmos with four sides and a center. The curved white elements leading from the mask's nose and mouth are a clear allusion to the divine breath, and thus that the mask is alive through this breath.

© Foto: Haupt & Binder

Mayas, el lenguaje de la belleza

Exposición itinerante del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), México. Informaciones y foto tour por la presentación en Berlín, 2016.

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