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Carved of the queen conch, this pendant would have been inlaid with colored stones or shell. The rider, a maize god or goddess, is identified by the vegetal motif growing from the head.

Este colgante esculpido en concha reina puede haber llevado incrustaciones de piedras de colores o conchas. El personaje representado, una deidad del maíz, está identificado por el motivo vegetal que le crece de la cabeza.

Plaque, Shell (Strombus gigas)      , Maya

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