Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Late Classic Period
Lent by The Guennol Collection
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Maya. Plaque, 600-900 C.E. Jadeite, 1 1/2 x 2 3/16 in. (3.8 x 5.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Lent by The Guennol Collection, L56.10.2. Creative Commons-BY
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Dark green jadeite plaque depicting a seated, crosslegged figure shown in profile and facing toward the right. He wears an elaborate headdress from which hang long feathers. His overall appearance is that of an important dignitary. The piece is pierced through the side indicating that it was worn as a pendant.
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