University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:38-14-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Chama (Guatemala)
Culture Area: Central America
Date Made: 8th century
Early Date: 700
Late Date: 900
Height: 23.5 cm
Outside Diameter:15 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of Ebenezer Cary, 1938
Other Number:L-45-1 - Old Loan Number


Polychrome ceramic ware, cylindrical, reddish paste, cream slip on exterior, red interior, circumference decorated with pictoral designs painted in several tints of red-orange and sepia on cream slip, red and black lines with typical Chama chevron band at top and bottom, decoration shows seven human figures, two colored band five red, in ceremony, each figure accompanied by two to four glyphs, intact except for crack

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya (05 Apr 2009 - 31 Jan 2010) View Objects in Exhibition
Mesoamerican Gallery (23 Mar 2001) View Objects in Exhibition
Mayan Gallery (1954 - 2001) View Objects in Exhibition

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