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Name: Captive
IDAEH Cultural Property No:
Category: Figurilla/Silbato

Anthropomorphuous whistle that possibly represents a captive, sitting with the open legs ( exposed genitalia), the arms tied to the sides and is rolled up with a piece possibly cloth. It has torn eyes, flat nose and the mouth slightly open showing teeth. It wears a band over the forehead, it shows to be made out of cloth, with fringes towards the sides and a necklace made out of beads.
White paint remains.

Period: CLASSIC (150/200 A.D.-900 A.D.)
Provenance: Pacific Coast of Guatemala
Medium / Material: Clay
Technique: Modeled, Painting, Perforation
Location: Bodega

Height: 11cm
Width: 11.5cm

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Photo credits: Jorge Pérez de Lara