{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 4897, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/4897", "Disp_Access_No" : "1993.20", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "700-800", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "700", "_Disp_End_Date" : "800", "Disp_Title" : "Fragment of a Head", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Maya", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Maya", "Disp_Dimen" : "7 13/16 x 3 7/8 x 4 in. (19.8 x 9.9 x 10.2 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "7 13/16 in.", "Disp_Width" : "3 7/8 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Stucco", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Stucco, pigment", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Palenque was a medium-sized Maya city that focused much of its artistic output on impressive temples and pyramids adorned with stucco sculptures. This fragment of a head, which shows traces of reddish pigment, was likely once a part of the city’s architectural adornment. [Gallery label text, 2009]", "Dedication" : "Gift of Isabel C. Herdle in memory of Gertrude Herdle Moore", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Sculpture", "Creation_Place2" : "Mexican", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/93.20_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/93.20_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/93.20_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/93.20_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "30521", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 5343, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/5343", "Disp_Access_No" : "1971.15", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "600-900", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "600", "_Disp_End_Date" : "900", "Disp_Title" : "Seated Female Figurine Whistle", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Maya", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Maya", "Disp_Dimen" : "6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "6 1/2 in.", "Disp_Width" : "", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Clay", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Clay, pigments", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The Maya are noted for the realistic, lively human figures they depicted in their murals and ceramics. The many portrait-like ceramic figurine whistles found on the island of Jaina provide the modern viewer with an astounding amount of detail about the way the ancient Maya lived. The seated female figure was a popular form. Two molds were used: one for the head and one for the body. The rest of the details—elaborate beaded jewelry, loose cape, ankle-length skirt—were created by hand. The whistle is formed with a hole in the figure’s back left shoulder that leads down into its hollow body cavity. It remains a mystery why the whistle form was so common in Jaina graves. The Maya practiced body modification and adornment that reflected their standards of beauty and reinforced class lines. The elaborate jewelry was likely made of precious metals and green stone. This figure’s nose replicates the prolonged nose bridge that was produced in real life with an artificial nose piece. Between the ears and mouth are lines of scarification created by cutting or branding permanent designs into the skin. [Gallery label text, 2009]", "Dedication" : "Marion Stratton Gould Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Ceramics", "Creation_Place2" : "Mexican", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/71.15_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/71.15_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/71.15_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/71.15_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "31032", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 5276, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/5276", "Disp_Access_No" : "1972.9", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "ca. 800 CE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "795", "_Disp_End_Date" : "805", "Disp_Title" : "Vase", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Maya", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Maya", "Disp_Dimen" : "6 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. 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(7.6 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "3 in.", "Disp_Width" : "", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Clay", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Clay, pigment", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This head fragment wears an elaborate headdress and large ear ornaments. The blue pigment found on the accessories is now called Maya Blue. This color is a unique combination of indigo and a special clay that was frequently used by the Maya in their art. [Gallery label text, 2009]", "Dedication" : "R.T. 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