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Jaina Island style solid ceramic effigy whistle, wearing a headdress, earrings, bracelets, and clothing / Mesoamerican; Mayan

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Ceramic whistle in the shape of an effigy. Jaina Island Style. Mold formed. Figure has a headdress, earrings, bracelets, and clothing. Traces of pigment.

Jaina Island lies off the coast of the Mexican state of Campeche in the Yucatan Peninsula. It is the site of a Mayan necropolis or a large cemetery where ceramic figurines were often interred with the dead.

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Title(s): 
Jaina Island style solid ceramic effigy whistle, wearing a headdress, earrings, bracelets, and clothing
Culture: 
Mesoamerican; Mayan
Date: 
300 - 900 CE
Period: 
Classic to Epiclassic
Place: 
Yucatan Peninsula
Materials/Techniques: 
clay
Classification: 
Accession No: 
54.3812
Department: 
On View

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