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Jaina-style seated female figurine with crossed legs, double-strand necklace, earflares (only one survives), facial scarification on chin and lower lip, and a simple wrap dress. The dress is decorated with "Maya blue" post-fire paint, its double application creating a pattern of vertical...

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1972, sold by Alphonse Jax (dealer), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1972)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

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

Object Place

Campeche, Jaina Island area, Mexico


22.1 x 12.5 cm (8 11/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of black and red slip paint and blue post-fire paint