MAYAN GODDESS STATUE OF PROTECTION DURING CHILDBIRTH
IXCHEL OF ISLA MUJERES STATUE
This statue is a little darker than these flash pictures portray. It's
from Mexico's Island of Women, Isla Mujeres
7 1/2 inch high black resin statue
In this reproduction of a stone carving, Ixchel beckons us to approach her
temple. Her headdress is decorated with fish tails and ocean waves.
On her back she wears her water pot adorned with water snakes.
Mayan peoples of highland Guatemala honor Ixchel as the
protector of women during childbirth.