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Object Number:66-30-20
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Early Classical
Provenience: Mexico (Central America)
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 200-400 CE
Early Date: 200
Late Date: 400
Height: 6.7 cm
Length: 13.2 cm
Width: 13.7 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Carlo Gay, Teochita, Inc., 1966
Other Number:TEO 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 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 107 Second row, rightView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Danien, Elin. 2002. Guide to the Mesoamerican Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 54, pl. 39View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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