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Effigy Cup

Object Number:37-12-44A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Post-Classic Maya
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Cahabon Drainage
Culture Area: Central American
Locus: Lower cave
Date Made: 1000-1200
Early Date: 1000
Late Date: 1200
Height: 13 cm
Credit Line:Guatemalan Expedition; Robert Burkitt, 1937
Other Number:1154 - Field No SF


painted red blue and cream, in form of head of god with large perforated mouth and great filed tau shaped tooth, large eyes with rung under them, originally rested on three small nodes

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya (05 Apr 2009 - 31 Jan 2010) View Objects in Exhibition
What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1952 - 31 Dec 1952) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Mason, John A. 1943. "The Maya: American Collections: The Ancient Civilizations of Middle America". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 10. no. 1-2. pg. 27-41 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 39, fig. 24View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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