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Tripod Plate

650-850 CE

(, - present)

The Maize god dances in a circle delineated by strips of jaguar pelts. His jaguar pelt hip cloth, with its Underworld association, is an appropriate adornment for this potent deity who created the path of resurrection of the soul from the world of the dead. This style of feasting plate was made exclusively in pottery workshops in the Tikal area that were patronized by the site’s ruling nobility.

Place object was created: central Petén lowlands

earthenware, slip paint, pigment

Measurements:    height: 2.75 inches    depth: 14 inches

Gift of Mr. Andrew A. Lanyi 1984.217.14

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