University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 12699
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Late Classic Maya
Maya (Central American Culture)
Provenience: Guatemala
Culture Area: Central America
Maya (Central American Culture)
Late Classic Maya
Date Made: 600-900 Ad
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 900
Iconography:Deities, Bloodletters
Credit Line:Purchased from Sr. Perez, Ecuadorian Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition; Subscription of Charles H. Cramp, 1893
Other NumberC.S. 323 - Other Number


Painted polychrome vessel for drinking a cacao beverage.The upper band shows six deities, including the Sun God K'inich Ajaw and one of the Hero Twins, Juun Ajaw, in the act of penile blooletting. The lower band shows two feather-topped bloodletters and two probable personifications of water.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mesoamerican Gallery (23 Mar 2001)View Objects in Exhibition
Mayan Gallery (1954 - 2001)View Objects in Exhibition

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