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Tripod Plate

550-850 CE

(, - present)

A Maya ruler, sitting in the position of royal authority, wears a jaguar pelt over-skirt. He holds aloft the ajaw symbol of regal authority, ajaw meaning “lord / speaker” in the many Mayan languages.

Place object was created: Yucatan or Campeche


Measurements:    height: 2.5 inches    depth: 11.125 inches

Gift of Mr. Andrew A. Lanyi 1982.208.13

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