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Fun Friday Image of the Week – Long-nose Gods from Guatemala

By: Amy Ellsworth

Long-nosed God Stone Pendants from guatemala

These stone pendants from Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, depict the common theme of the “long-nosed God”, frequently identified with Chac, the rain god. The motif is also associated with a figure known as the jester God, a symbol of rulership. From left: H. 7 cm., H. 5.1 cm., H. 3.6 cm.
Penn Museum Objects NA11371, NA11375, NA11373.

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  • alison

    I’m so glad you’re doing this, amy! tell me if you want suggestions! :)

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