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Maya Lady Xoc

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Maya Lady Xoc

"Lady Xoc and the Vision Serpent," Lintel 25 from Yaxchilan. Stone carving (replica), Maya (circa AD 725), Chiapas State, Mexico

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