15265. Mayan Molded Ceramic Rattle Figure
Jaina Island, Yucatan, Mexico. Ca. 600-900 A.D.
A great Jaina Island Mayan mold-made rattle of the jaguar God. These rare pieces come from the Jaina Island or "Island of Kings" This hollow made male figure has a large royal headdress and holds an implement. He has pleasing facial features and is heavily adorned with large pectoral disc on beaded collar. Condition: intact Size: 8-1/4 inches H. Provenance: Ex. private California collection, acquired in the 1980s. A similar figure appears in Pre-Columbian Art: The Morton D May and the St Louis Museum Collections, by Lee A. Parsons, 1980, p.198, plate 304.