Explore Yr6 Mayan Masks, Cutout Eyes, and more!

ancient artifacts, South America, A Mayan pottery mask, redware with blackened surface. Applied and incised designs and cutout eyes and mout...

A sixth-century AD Maya mask, made of jade, shells and pyrite. The Maya’s Long Count calendar is about to reach the end  of a cycle, but does that necessarily mean the end of the human race too? (AKG Images)

A sixth-century AD Maya mask, made of jade, shells and pyrite. The Maya’s Long Count calendar is about to reach the end of a cycle, but does that necessarily mean the end of the human race too? (AKG Images)

Figure 1    Maya "Wolf" Mask from the Ethnology Collection of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

Object: Maya Mask

Figure 1 Maya "Wolf" Mask from the Ethnology Collection of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

Olmec stone mask.   A stone face made by Olmecs, the first Central American culture to build cities and develop writing.

Olmec stone mask. A stone face made by Olmecs, the first Central American culture to build cities and develop writing.

Maya Mask, jade - http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/maya/jade-mask.jpg

Maya Mask, jade - http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/maya/jade-mask.jpg

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