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Free Virtual Lecture- Stories of Women from Jaina Island Maya Figurines

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture at (Virtual) Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Cambridge MA

Apr 08 2021
Free Virtual Lecture- Stories of Women from Jaina Island Maya Figurines

Maya female ceramic figurines from the island of Jaina in Campeche, Mexico, produced in the Late Classic Period (600–900 CE) are admired for their lifelike, poignant, and sometimes amusing characteristics.

Maya female ceramic figurines from the island of Jaina in Campeche, Mexico, produced in the Late Classic Period (600–900 CE) are admired for their lifelike, poignant, and sometimes amusing characteristics. Long assumed to be elite women or moon goddesses, these figurines reveal a complexity of Maya social life, especially for women, that is rarely seen in other painted ceramics or monumental sculpture. They also offer insights into the culture of Jaina Island, including disturbing enslavement

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