University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 12699
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Late Classic Maya
Maya (Central American Culture)
Provenience: Guatemala
Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central America
Maya (Central American Culture)
Late Classic Maya
Date Made: 600-900 Ad
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 900
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Polychrome
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

Description

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:

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

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