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MawM0159-270.jp2
Stucco head of an elite...
MawM0159
Title
Stucco head of an elite Maya : idealized.
Description
The Maya concept of beauty involved body modification. The heads of newborn babies were bound with boards to flatten the forehead. Little balls of resin between the eyes induced crossed eyed. Long straight noses were created by filling the gap with resin or wax. The ears, lips, and septum of the nose were pieced to hold adornment.
Subject
[Stucco sculpture--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0159-bot.jp2
Stucco head of an elite...
MawM0159
Title
Stucco head of an elite Maya : idealized.
Description
The Maya concept of beauty involved body modification. The heads of newborn babies were bound with boards to flatten the forehead. Little balls of resin between the eyes induced crossed eyed. Long straight noses were created by filling the gap with resin or wax. The ears, lips, and septum of the nose were pieced to hold adornment.
Subject
[Stucco sculpture--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0159-top.jp2
Stucco head of an elite...
MawM0159
Title
Stucco head of an elite Maya : idealized.
Description
The Maya concept of beauty involved body modification. The heads of newborn babies were bound with boards to flatten the forehead. Little balls of resin between the eyes induced crossed eyed. Long straight noses were created by filling the gap with resin or wax. The ears, lips, and septum of the nose were pieced to hold adornment.
Subject
[Stucco sculpture--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0159-000.jp2
Stucco head of an elite...
MawM0159
Title
Stucco head of an elite Maya : idealized.
Description
The Maya concept of beauty involved body modification. The heads of newborn babies were bound with boards to flatten the forehead. Little balls of resin between the eyes induced crossed eyed. Long straight noses were created by filling the gap with resin or wax. The ears, lips, and septum of the nose were pieced to hold adornment.
Subject
[Stucco sculpture--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0159-090.jp2
Stucco head of an elite...
MawM0159
Title
Stucco head of an elite Maya : idealized.
Description
The Maya concept of beauty involved body modification. The heads of newborn babies were bound with boards to flatten the forehead. Little balls of resin between the eyes induced crossed eyed. Long straight noses were created by filling the gap with resin or wax. The ears, lips, and septum of the nose were pieced to hold adornment.
Subject
[Stucco sculpture--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0159-180.jp2
Stucco head of an elite...
MawM0159
Title
Stucco head of an elite Maya : idealized.
Description
The Maya concept of beauty involved body modification. The heads of newborn babies were bound with boards to flatten the forehead. Little balls of resin between the eyes induced crossed eyed. Long straight noses were created by filling the gap with resin or wax. The ears, lips, and septum of the nose were pieced to hold adornment.
Subject
[Stucco sculpture--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
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