Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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reproduction figure of a Mayan high priest
  • Robert H. Kingman
  • reproduction figure of a Mayan high priest, late 1900s–1984
  • Where object was made: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • stone, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Betty W. Alderson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6324
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The standing human figure is identified as a high priest, with a very blocky headdress of stylized quetzal feathers. The figure itself is more rounded, his arms are bent and resting on his abdomen. He has short legs with large feet. The stone is pink with darker vertical veining.