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Performer Twins with Jaguar Masks

400-600 CE

(, - present)

A pair of jaguar performers strikes a stylized dance pose with arms raised and mouths open, imitating an attacking feline. The dancers’ heads emerge from large jaguar helmet-like masks, the human figures seemingly merging with the jaguar in the process of becoming supernatural beings.

Place object was created: Veracruz

earthenware, paint

Measurements:    height: 13.5 inches    width: 12 inches    depth: 9 inches    smallest height: 12 inches    smallest width: 10.75 inches    smallest depth: 5.5 inches

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Francis Robicsek 1993.91.3

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