The two plaster masks in situ were facing the wall with the snouts protruding put the other side, so they couldn’t be seen from this angle. They were painted with five colors-green, black, red, gray and white. The masks were constructed by first building a cylinder of bulrush that was formed around a wooden hoop foundation.
This is one of two plaster face masks that were resting on the floor of Room 26 in building 1. Evidently they had been hanging from a ceiling beam, and both had fallen together. The drawing of this plaster face is a realistic interpretation of what it probably looked like when new.
This is the wooden lady as we discovered her, standing in the corner of a room. We can only wonder what forces were at play while she was being carved and dressed in white and pink. We feel awed and respectful in the presence of this object and thirst to know more about it. A close-up view of the wooden figure’s head, taken by an archaeologist shows the face of a very sensitive woman.
On the east wall of Room 1 in Building VI, a stone figure was uncovered. The only record of the event other than a casual mention in the field notes, is a photograph taken at the time of the discovery that reveals a human effigy that had been carefully pecked and ground out of a beige, grainy stone. Its eyes, nose, mouth, and, hands, are in relief. Even the fingers are articulated.