Mary Stoppert
Rituals and Reliquaries: Jaina Fragment
Mixed-media on archical support

Jaina-style mold-made ceramic figure fragment, 700 - 900 A.D. Late Classic Period, Maya Culture, Jaina Island, Campeche, Mexico. This is an authentic fragment and not a reproduction.

This figure is likely a priest or dignitary given the raised hand and finger gesture. Design on temple front: stylized Mayan glyph representing the moon.

Materials: Jaina fragment; Birch dowels; Basswood sheets and strips; acrylic paint and media n a museum archival wood support.
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