Headless Mayan Divinity or Prest

Illustration

James Blake Wiener
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published on 11 November 2017

This statue was made from cut stone during the Classical era in Mayan history (250-900 CE). It depicts either a Mayan god or goddess or perhaps even a priest. It was made in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. (Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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