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Cast of Maya Carving of Lady Xoc

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This cast of a Maya carving of ruler Lady Xok depicts her experience of a supernatural vision after performing a sacrifice of her own blood. Like many ancient American rulers, Maya elite like Lady Xok, acted not only as political rulers of their community, but also the spiritual ones.

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  • Title: Cast of Maya Carving of Lady Xoc
  • Location: Guatemala
  • Type: Artefact
  • Rights: (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC

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