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Cylinder Vessel

550-850 CE

(, - present)

A Maya ruler wears the finery typical of formal dress including a jaguar pelt over-skirt. This vase is unusual because the ruler faces to the right and wears the headdress of Its’amnaj, a primary deity of Creation and of the underworld. The vertical hieroglyphic texts, painted in reverse, include the name of the deity.

Place object was created: Guatemala

earthenware, slip paint

Measurements:    height: 6.75 inches    width: 5.375 inches

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Francis Robicsek 1998.132.7

Not currently on view