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
Culture Area: Central America
Locus: Lower cave
Period: Post-Classic Maya
Date Made: 1000-1400 AD
Early Date: 1000
Late Date: 1000-1400 AD
Height: 8 Centimeters/Inches
Outside Diameter:28.1 Centimeters/Inches
Credit Line:Guatemalan Expedition; Robert Burkitt, 1937
Other Number:1153 - Field No SF


Heavy, coarse reddish ware; eroded painting in red, blue, and cream. 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


[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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