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Object Number: 66-30-20
Current Location: Mexico and Central America Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Early Classical
Provenience: Mexico (Central America)
Culture Area: Central America
Date Made: 200-400 Ad
Early Date: 200
Late Date: 400
Height: 6.7
Length: 13.2
Width: 13.7
Credit Line:Purchased from Carlo Gay, Teochita, Inc., 1966
Other NumberTEO 831 - Dealer's Number


Shaman wrestling. 2 almost identical figurines (except that on one the breasts are slightly shown, may indicate a female-sex otherwise indeterminable). Both wear pointed caps with a horn-like protrusion in middle of one and to the side of the other. Nose plugs, earplugs, necklace. Appliqued band 3/4 around waist and skirt with incised linear decoration, present on both figurines. Figures attached at waist. Although in sitting positions they are only free-standing when "male" figure is set lying on his back. Upper-most figure has additional incisions across hips on back of skirt. Hands stroke opposite figure's "horns". Legs crossed and tapering.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mayan Gallery (1954 - 2001)View Objects in Exhibition
Mesoamerican Gallery (23 Mar 2001)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 107 Second row, rightView Objects cited in this Publication

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