{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 5298, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/5298", "Disp_Access_No" : "1946.13", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "300-600 CE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "300", "_Disp_End_Date" : "600", "Disp_Title" : "Grasshopper/Jaguar God Pectoral", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Maya", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Maya", "Disp_Dimen" : "2 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (5.4 x 11.4 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "2 1/8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "4 1/2 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Green stone", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Green stone", "Info_Page_Comm" : "A pectoral is worn on an individual’s chest. The creature that adorns this pectoral has been identified as a grasshopper, a man, a jaguar god, or perhaps a combination of all three. Composite images that defy modern understanding are quite common in Ancient American art as embodiments of change or transformation. Rather than representing an actual animal, the composite creature was a representation or symbol of the wearer, or the characteristics the wearer wanted to possess. It is unclear exactly what the wearer of this pectoral intended, but the characteristics of both animals hold potential for great power. Swarming grasshoppers (locusts) are incredibly destructive. To this day, they arrive on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico every four years and devour all the crops in the area. Jaguars are night hunters comfortable on land, in trees and in the water. Powerful shamans and kings throughout Mesoamerica chose the jaguar as their alter ego because of their size, strength and versatility. [Gallery label text, 2009]", "Dedication" : "R.T. Miller Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Stonework", "Creation_Place2" : "Mexican or Guatemalan", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Precolumbian", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/46.13_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/46.13_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/46.13_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/46.13_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "29778", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 5376, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/5376", "Disp_Access_No" : "1971.78", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "700-800 CE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "700", "_Disp_End_Date" : "800", "Disp_Title" : "Tripod Plate with God N (Pauahtun)", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Maya", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Maya", "Disp_Dimen" : "4 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. 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Not much is known about the language of Maya hand gestures, but the position of God N’s hands suggest that he is receiving homage in his palace. A representation of God N can also be found on the large stone stela in the gallery's collection from Oxkintok, Mexico (accession number 67.30). 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