Headless Mayan Divinity or Prest

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 11 November 2017
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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)

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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 World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, November 11). Headless Mayan Divinity or Prest. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7595/headless-mayan-divinity-or-prest/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Headless Mayan Divinity or Prest." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 11, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7595/headless-mayan-divinity-or-prest/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Headless Mayan Divinity or Prest." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 Nov 2017. Web. 19 Oct 2021.