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 inchesGift of Dr. and Mrs. Francis Robicsek 1999.129.6
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