Mexico, Campeche, Maya / Architectural Head Fragment / c. 600-900Mexico, Campeche, Maya
Architectural Head Fragment
c. 600-900

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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Mayan
Creator Name-CRT: Mexico, Campeche, Maya
Title: Architectural Head Fragment
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 600
Creation End Date: 900
Creation Date: c. 600-900
Creation Place: Campeche
Creation Place: Mexico
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Painted stucco
Dimensions: Overall: 29.4cm x 17.5cm x 29.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1990.183
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener
Provenance: (Stendahl Galleries, Hollywood); James and Florence Gruener, Cleveland, 1972
Context: The fa├žades and roof combs of Maya structures were frequently decorated with modeled stucco figures. This head, with its noble, rather scornful expression, is probably the portrait of a royal family member. It retains some of the original paint that once covered its surface. The heads of newborn Maya infants were pressed between boards to produce the sloping forehead considered essential for a beautiful profile.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1990.183
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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