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Jaina-style female effigy figure

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A woman sits cross-legged and grinds maize with a mano (cylindrical grinding stone) and single-footed metate (flat grinding platform). Her step-cut hair and simple wrapped dress are typical of Jaina Island-style figurines. Her circular earflares and the mano (grinding stone) are painted with...

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With Betty Bartlett McAndrew by 1986; to MFA, September 1986, bequest of Betty Bartlett McAndrew.

Credit Line

Bequest of Betty Bartlett McAndrew

Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 600–750

Object Place

Campeche, Jaina Island area, Mexico


13.5 x 7.6 x 9.5 cm (5 5/16 x 3 x 3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: post-fire blue and white pigments