The Deer Dance ritual symbolized the important relationship between humans and the
balance of nature. This depiction is of a priest or medicine man (culandero) preparing
a participant (un iluminador) for the customary dance. Jaina's sculptor captures
beautiful details in this duet. The short stature of this noble has immediate attraction
to his detailed upper extremity. The characteristics and detailing of the oblique
eyes, hooked nose and receding hairline with his intentionally deformed skull made
the forehead seem to join and follow the same line as his nose (oblique tabular deformation).
Hair pulled back and made into a…