VIS 21A Midterm

VIS 21A Midterm - Female Figurine, Classic Maya...

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Female Figurine, Classic Maya Civilization, c. 700 A. D. Portrait of the Pharaoh Cephren, Old Kingdom, Ancient Egypt, c. 2500 B. C. The Mayan Female Figurine is a statue of a Noble Lady found off the coast of the Yucatan, in Jaina Island. It was found buried with the woman. Since it is a portrait of a human being without any apparent imperfections, it is naturalistic and idealistic. In addition, the accessories that it wears suggest nobility. The style of it is to portray a person in a perfect manner. In Mayan culture, the color blue is very rare and difficult to come by, and therefore blue is held sacred. In addition, the culture was socially complex and hierarchical, as only a complex culture would select a certain person to be represented by a statue. This statue is three dimensional; aspects of it can be identified through the contrast in its facial features, and gives observers the impression of naturalism. The medium of this figurine is stone, which would give it a rough texture. It is symmetrical and gives a sense of balance to
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