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.
- Rattle in the Form of a Mythological Figure
- Campeche state (Object made in)
- 650 CE–800 CE
- Ceramic and pigment
- H.: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)
- Gift of Joseph P. Antonow