University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 37-12-43B
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Cahabon District
Chimuxan
Saite
Culture Area: Central America
Locus: Lower cave
Period: Post-Classic Maya
Date Made: 1000-1400 AD
Early Date: 1000
Late Date: 1400
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Pigment
Height: 8cm
Outside Diameter:28.1cm
Credit Line:Guatemalan Expedition; Robert Burkitt, 1937
Other Number1153 - Field No SF

Description

Hemispherical , in form of animal head, probably jaguar, in very high relief with sloping spikes probably representing fur; wide open perforated mouth with teeth


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya (05 Apr 2009 - 31 Jan 2010)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 183 Bottom row, centerView Objects cited in this Publication

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