Memorial Post | Nyika peoples, Giriyama group | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Memorial Post 20th century Geography: Kenya Culture: Nyika peoples, Giriyama group Medium: Wood Dimensions: H. 67 1/4 x W. 5 1/2 x D. 3 in. (170.8 x 14 x 7.6 cm) - The Giryama people of the Kenyan coast are known for their long-standing tradition of carved wooden mortuary posts. The grave posts, called kikangu, serve a number of functions within Giryama life. In the simplest sense, a kikangu stands as a grave marker. ..
Kneeling Female Figure | Nayarit (Chinesco) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ancestor Pair, 1st–3rd century CE. Mexico; Nayarit (Chinesco) Ceramic; H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm). Paired sculptures depicting male and female figures frequently occur among the burial goods of the shaft tombs in western Mexico. Similar statues of stone were made by the peoples of the Mississippian culture in the southeastern US
This two-thousand-year-old sculpture shows a jaguar, the largest cat in the Americas. | Feline Altar, 1st century BCE– 1st century CE. Izapan. Mexico. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1963 (1978.412.22)