Mexico, Yucatán, Jaina Island region, Campeche, Maya style (250-900) / Figure in Flower Ornament / 500-900Mexico, Yucatán, Jaina Island region, Campeche, Maya style (250-900)
Figure in Flower Ornament

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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Mayan; Yucatan
Creator Active Place: Mexico, Yucatán, Jaina Island region,
Creator Name-CRT: Mexico, Yucatán, Jaina Island region, Campeche, Maya style (250-900)
Title: Figure in Flower Ornament
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 500
Creation End Date: 900
Creation Date: 500-900
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Jewelry
Materials and Techniques: earthenware with slip
Dimensions: Diameter: 3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1967.155.2
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Wadhams in memory of Miss Helen Humphreys
Style or Period: Mexico, Campeche, Maya style (250-900)

Figures within flowers are one of the most enchanting themes of the Maya ceramic art of Jaina, an island off the western Yucatán coast. The figures, usually males who cross their arms over their bodies, are either radiantly youthful or aged (as here), suggesting a relationship to the life cycle.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1967.155.2
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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