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Cylinder Vessel

650-850 CE

(, - present)

A Maya painter cradles a paint pot on his leg and holds a brush in his upraised hand. His elite status is indicated by his jaguar pelt over-skirt. Artists were important members of the Maya court, some being members of the royal family.

Place object was created: Belize or Guatemala

earthenware, slip paint

Measurements:    height: 7.625 inches    width: 3.875 inches

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Francis Robicsek 1999.129.6

Not currently on view