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A Gallery Unearthed
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

Every one of the elite residences excavated so far has included a workshop—a sign that Aguateca's sculptors, painters, ceramic artists, and scribes came overwhelmingly from the ranks of nobility. A sampling of clay figurines shows their range of inspiration: left to right, a ritual clown performer, a warrior, a young noblewoman holding a fan, an old woman, a monstrous face, and a mysterious animal. Some of them were also whistles and probably used in rituals.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome 64
Lens: Nikkor 60mm micro
Speed and F-Stop: 1 second @ f/16

Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Tungsten lights

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