Pre-columbian Maya Molded Whistle Figure from Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, ca. 600-900 A.D. The buff terracotta figurine is molded with expert detail portraying a standing dignitary or deity figure posing with a tall fan shaped headdress, typical cropped hair below, scarification on the nasal septum, closed eyes, wearing a tufted warrior costume, holding a small shield, large tied knot across a healthy stomach, and, in an unusual trait, has a human hand or foot suspended at the neck. Retains traces of rare ancient Maya Blue paint. These figurines are specific to the Alta Verapaz region and are not found else where.
5.5" in height.