1,200 year-old funerary vessel unearthed in Mexico
|Nearly Intact 1,200 Year-Old Funerary Vessel Identified in Oaxaca, Mexico Temples [Credit: INAH]|
According to the description of archaeologist Eduardo Garcia Wigueras, the effigy vessel find is exceptional in that the elaborate costume of the character is represented in detail, consisting of a layer of feathers, tassels, necklace, and earrings. There are also a number of iconographic references that refer to the name of the person it’s meant to represent. It is likely that the individual personified was known as Tremor ‘8 ‘.
In addition to the effigy vessel found was another smaller red vessel with the representation of a goddess, and the skeletal remains of two individuals.
Another highlight of the effigy vessel is his 34 cm high headdress, which is represented as a reptile with feathers and surrounded by open jaws.
Source: Hispanically Speaking News [January 03, 2013]