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Rattle in the Form of a Mythological Figure

A work made of ceramic and pigment.
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  • A work made of ceramic and pigment.

Date:

A.D. 650/800

Artist:

Late Classic Maya, Jaina
Campeche or Yucatán, Mexico

About this artwork

Many of the hollow interiors of mold-made Jaina figurines were transformed into rattles or whistles. As musical instruments, they may have been played during the funerary ceremonies of the deceased whom they accompanied into the afterlife.

Status

On View, Gallery 136

Department

Arts of the Americas

Culture

Maya

Title

Rattle in the Form of a Mythological Figure

Origin

Campeche

Date

650 CE–800 CE

Medium

Ceramic and pigment

Dimensions

H. 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph P. Antonow

Reference Number

1970.1053

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